Friday, December 21, 2012
Dec. 21 is not the first time the apocalypse was supposed to bring down the curtain on the world.
Many a prophet of doom has predicted the end of the world. The latest forecast is for Dec. 21, the day the Mayans foresaw the apocalypse, according to some armchair historians. Before hunkering down in your cellar with non-perishable foods and a wind-up radio, take a look at all the other ends of the world that have come and gone. Also, take a look at where NASA weighs on the burning question. Here are some past-due end dates the earth itself debunked by simply living past them. 1525: Doomsday Peasant Revolt Anabaptist Thomas Muntzer apparently was a bit off on the "end of all ages," and his belief inspired him to lead an unsuccessful peasant's revolt, according to A Brief History of the Apacolypse's website. It reports he was …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies and their potential impact on Riverdale Park and University Park.
Hoping to skip paying that mortgage on your house in Riverdale Park or University Park since its due date falls after the predicted end of the world? Don’t spend that money so fast: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What’s All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Is the apocalypse coming? Are you ready?
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Friday, December 7, 2012
In 1999, tales of the “Y2K” bug sounded the doomsday alarm and people took rock legend Prince’s anthem “1999” to heart on Dec. 31, 1999: They say two thousand zero zero party over, oops out of time. So tonight I’m gonna party like its nineteen ninety-nine. When people awoke on Jan. 1, 2000, most computers were running just fine and the world kept turning. Now, stories of the impending apocalypse (Dec. 21, 2012, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar) are rampant, even with reputable organizations like NASA debunking many of the most common apocalyptic theories. What do you think will happen on Dec. 21? Do you have any plans for “the end of the world?” Will you watch your regularly scheduled Thursday night television …