The massive asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs triggered a series of catastrophic events that led to the extinction of over 70 percent of all species on the planet. According to a science journalist and engineer, humans still have a chance to survive through a similar extinction-level event if they can stick to an extreme and bizarre diet.

Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid that’s about 50 miles wide collided with Earth. The explosion from the impact released an energy equivalent to hundreds of billions of atomic bombs.

The animals and other living organisms that were able to survive the initial explosion had to deal with the horrible aftermath of the impact event. Due to the scale of the explosion, debris and dust from the surface covered the atmosphere and prevented sunlight from entering Earth. This environmental effect known as a nuclear winter lasted for about two years.

The lack of sunlight killed off many plant-based organisms on the planet, which were the main food supply for most animals. This eventually led to the extinction of almost all living organisms on the planet.

Although humans will most likely suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs if a similar event occurs, scientific and investigative journalist Bryan Walsh believes that people can still survive through a nuclear winter as long as they are willing to get creative with their diet.

Together with civil engineer David Denkenberger, Walsh described in his book “End Times: A Brief Guide To The End Of The World” the type diet that can help humans endure an extinction-level event.

According to the two experts, humans should consume sunlight-free crops and agricultural products during a nuclear winter.

“Maybe when humans go extinct the world will be ruled by fungi again,” Denkenberger stated in Walsh’s book according to Express. “Why don’t we just eat the mushrooms and not go extinct?”

In addition to fungi, Walsh and Denkenberger also recommend eating rats and insects for survival. Due to the simple biological nature of these animals, they will most likely survive through the apocalyptic event.

Humans will also be able to extract important nutrients by consuming certain debris from their surroundings.

“The ground-up leaves could be made into tea to provide missing nutrients like vitamin C, or fed to ruminant animals like cows or rats,” Denkenberger said.

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