InnerPeace Volunteers writes "From a BBC Sci/Tech article: The idea is that a giant asteroid about 10 kilometres wide, travelling at 90,000 km/hour slammed into the Earth at the southern margin of North America. This was a case of global devastation rather than North American catastrophe. The asteroid devastated pretty much everything."
"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?"
-- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)