Missile causes 50% surge in porn traffic

As soon as the threat was announced to be a false alarm, it seems many residents took the opportunity to go online to relieve some tension.

Thousands of Hawaiians received the phone alert on Saturday which read: "Ballistic Missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."

Broadcasters even interrupted television programmes to announce that an attack on the state could be imminent and people should take shelter in their basements.

But as soon as the threat was announced to be a false alarm, it seems many residents took the opportunity to go online to relieve some tension.

Pornhub revealed views in Hawaii were up 50% more than usual in the minutes after a second message went out stating the threat was a false alarm.

Highest point

The website's statisticians said the number of users using the site hit its highest point just 15 minutes after the second message was sent out.

The huge surge came after traffic plunged some 77% from its usual numbers as terrified residents presumably took shelter.

The analysis comes months after it was revealed people are - on the whole - watching far less porn that they did a decade ago.

A spokesman revealed a staffer had selected the wrong option in a drop-down menu, causing the message and widespread panic.

The state is in the flight path between North Korea and the US and the alert came after months of ballistic missile tests by Kim Jong Un.

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