Imagine being the first human to see fire spewing from a mountain or feel your world shake violently. You’re terrified. You don’t know what’s happening or why. Fast-forward to modern times: Every now and then the earth still shakes and volcanoes erupt. Planes crash. Hurricanes devastate. Whether natural or man-made, disasters have always captured mankind’s attention, spawning wonder, awe, and fear. The 48 cards in this quiz deck chronicle a host of cataclysmic events from prehistoric to modern times, from cyclones, volcanic eruptions, killer fogs, and floods to pestilence, mining collapses, nightclub fires, and airline calamities. Although we know more today about how catastrophes can occur, we are no less frightened—and fascinated—by these compelling events.