P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:01:00    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  Looking back over the past 1,00p!zears, the enterprising human race can lay claim to some incredible achievements. Cures have been found for some of the most devastating diseases and this century, men have walked on the moon. But when it comes to phenomena such as volcanoes, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes — man remains powerless. We take a look at some of the last Millennium's worst natural disasters. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— By Jonathan Donald THE LATEST MILLENNIUM NEWS p106 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:00:11    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  Hurricane Georges has wrought havoc in the West Indies and Florida, but it barely compares with one which hit Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 0800. It ranks as one of the worst natural disasters to hit the US and one of the deadliest hurricanes in world history. Some 12,000 people are estimated to have been killed as winds of around 110mph swept through the city, causing $20m worth of damage. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— It's Your Life! Index 410 HI-TEC GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:00:10    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  The worst recorded flood of the last Millennium was in 1931, when China's Yellow River broke its banks, killing four million people. Millions more lost their homes. Eight years later, the river broke its banks again, killing another one million. Flooding is caused by the high silt content of the river, which regularly blocks its smooth passage. Flooding in 1996 killed another 2,300 people. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 WIN A VIDEO RECORDER >>> Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:04:11    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  New tome The Guiness Book Of Amazing Nature lists the worst recorded natural disasters of the last Millennium. "We wanted to look at the extremes of nature," says the book's researcher Ben Keith. "It made me realise what a powerful force nature is. "No matter what technology we have, we are incapable of controlling extreme weather such as Hurricane Georges. Thousands have lost their homes." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— It's Your Life! Index 410 HI-TEC GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:00:00    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  The world's worst natural disasters of the last Millennium include: The most deadly volcanic eruption at Tambora mountain, Jumbawa, Indonesia, in 1815, which claimed 92,000 lives. Shansi, China, recorded the most deadly earthquake on January 23, 1556. It measured 8.3 on the Richter Scale and left a death toll of 830,000. >>> ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Win a video recorder >>> WIN INSTANT CASH p622 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:04:00    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  The world's worst natural disasters of the last Millennium include: Hsian, Shensi, China, in 1556 was smothered by the most deadly landslide ever, killing one million. The most deadly cyclone was in 1970 in East Pakistan, killing 500,000. Lisbon, Portugal, was battered by the world's worst tsunamis, like a tidal wave, in 1755, leaving 60,000 dead. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Win a video recorder >>> THE LATEST MILLENIUM NEWS p106 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:05:11    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  "It can be a bit morbid with all the fatalities," says Ben Keith, researcher on The Guiness Book Of Amazing Nature. "But there have been quirky stories. "There's the flock of geese which was struck by lightning, flying over Canada. The birds were roasted and when they fell to earth, people ate them. "My favourite is the girl blown out of her boots by lightning while playing soccer. Her first request — the score." ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Win a video recorder >>> FAT LADY JENNIFER PATERSON p107 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct 2 21:01:10    ————————  ————————————————————————— IT'S A WILD WORLD  The Guinness Book Of Amazing Nature, which contains more than 1,000 earth- shattering events, is published by Guinness Publishing and costs £20. ———————————— COMPETITION —————————————— WIN A VIDEO RECORDER We're giving away a Matsui video recorder and, for a chance to win the prize, just answer this question: Who directed the film Titanic? a) Steven Spielberg b) F—lfs Cameron To enter call 0891 787 453 now ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— T+ Calls cost 50p/min at all times Competition closes midnight Oct 5 One winner selected at random Oct 6 Index News 2000 Jennifer Youth