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Porn Hub Saw Massive Traffic Spike Immediately After Ballistic Missile Warning in Hawaii

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Thousands of people thought a ballistic missile was going to wipe them off the face of the earth last week. When staring into the face of possible annihilation, many would choose to spend their final moments with friends and family. But, apparently, others decided to spend their time in a bit more risque activity.

Pornhub reported during the ballistic missile false alarm in Hawaii last week they saw a massive increase in traffic on their webiste. Last Saturday around 9 am, Pornhub claimed they saw a near 50 percent increase compared to any other “normal” Saturday.

“Those seeking further relief, headed back to Pornhub where pageviews surged +48 percent above typical levels at 9:01 a.m. (local time),” the company said in a social media post.

The timing of the increase was approximately 15 minutes after everyone was alerted that the missile notification was simply a false alarm, according to Fox News. By 9:30 am, the company stated there was a rapid drop off in viewers.

Around 8 am, 45 minutes before the rapid increase of traffic, the company showed in a graphic that they had a 77 percent drop off. This was presumably related to those seeking shelter and trying to figure out what was happening.

Hawaii officials, who have since apologized for the error, stated the mistake cam during a shift change, and one of the employees hit the wrong button.

This isn’t the first time Pornhub has provided information about increases or decreases in their website’s traffic. In 2008, their Twitter account began releasing data on their views and the content searched for on their site.

Whenever a large event happens in the world, they tend to show what people are doing or not doing on their site. They say people do some strange things when they’re on the verge of death — strange and erotic things it would seem.