The sky is falling……. again…

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Links, Random Musings

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/multimedia/2009/04/st_timeline

Wired has a neat little piece about all of the times that humanity has gotten all gung-ho about the end of the world and that the powers that be were damn certain that this was it.  Surprise surprise they were wrong(we’re still here), and after 1000 years of predicting the end, and 1000 years of getting it wrong you would think that by now we would worry less about when tomorrow is ending and more about living today to it’s most.  Hit up the link above for all the pretty pictures associated with the dates below

1000 AD

It’s the biggest unsolved mystery: how the world will end. Here, we present our favorite expiration dates.

With turn of millennium, Christians across Europe wait eagerly to welcome back Messiah. Messiah blows it off.

1284

Pope Innocent III does the math: It’s been 666 years since Islam ramped up. Time for the Second Coming, right? Right?

1533

Anabaptist prophet Melchior Hoffman claims Jesus will return—to Strasbourg, Germany. Hoffman dies in prison, 1543.

1844

Across US, 50,000 Millerites prepare for Second Coming on October 22, now known as The Great Disappointment.

1910

Imminent return of Halley’s Comet sparks fears that nasty tail gases will snuff out humankind. Mark Twain dies instead.

1914

Battle of Armageddon is upon us, Jehovah’s Witnesses say. Rain dates (1925, 1975) also pass uneventfully.

1982

According to The Jupiter Effect, rare planetary alignment threatens massive quakes. Result: High tide up by 0.04 mm.

1997

With Earth about to be “recycled,” 39 Heaven’s Gate cultists catch ride on comet Hale-Bopp—via mass suicide in new Nikes.

2000

New millennium once again inspires countless visions of religious apocalypse. Not even Microsoft Windows crashes.

2012

Mayan calendar‘s 5,125-year cycle ends December 21—along with human civilization. We’re doomed for sure!

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