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11 dead-wrong prophecies of doom
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Peter Mucha

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 12/21/2012 11:59:15 AM

Once again, the Earth has survived. Unless typing at this terminal is Heaven - and it´s clearly far from Hell - no rapture or disaster happened overnight, contrary to movie-inspiring misreadings of Mayan calendars. Add that to the list of dead-wrong prophecies about the end of the world. Here are 10 previous apocalyptic flops:

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Do I still have time for a cup of coffee?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/21/2012 12:08:27 PM     (No. 9077917)

Let´s not jump to conclusions. The day´s not over yet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AGGW, 12/21/2012 12:29:33 PM     (No. 9077979)

There was one in February in 1962. Something like the 2nd or 4th. It was supposed to end at 20 pm. I remember being in high school biology class as we watched the clock.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/21/2012 12:35:59 PM     (No. 9077998)

#2, I seem to recall another one in spring of 1973, at 7:45 PM one weekday night. I was struggling with some trig homework and looked over at the clock to see it was 8:25PM! I went to my parents and said, "Anything?" They said, "Nope! Now get back to that homework!"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: msjena, 12/21/2012 2:55:26 PM     (No. 9078215)

Only 11?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 12/21/2012 3:32:18 PM     (No. 9078280)

FTA: God´s Church minister Ronald Weinland wrote two books forecasting the death of millions and the downfall of the United States by autumn 2008.

Well, he was half right. Obummer was elected that year, and so began our downfall.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/21/2012 3:50:23 PM     (No. 9078301)

Anthropogenic global "warming" is Number 12!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 12/21/2012 7:12:16 PM     (No. 9078548)

November election prophecies of doom DID happen!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono, 12/21/2012 7:33:50 PM     (No. 9078581)

Sorry, #1. The last day on the Mayan long-count calendar was Thursday. Today is New B´ak´tun Day ... the day after the supposed end of the world, but what really was the first day of B´ak´tun number 14.

But this hysteria was fun. Let´s do it again. Next time comes around in just 144,000 days...

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