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End of the world: A history of epic doomsday fails

The Mayan December 12, 2012 apocolypse didn't happen, nor did these other end-of-days predictions

Well, the Mayan doom-pocalypse was not as predicted. But at least it’s in good company. Since the beginning of time, humans have predicted the world’s demise. For the highlights of historic end-day prophesying, check out the infographic below. (And for a terrifyingly long list of unrealized predictions, head over to the Wikipedia page that catalogues the non-catastrophes).