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Why didn't the world end yesterday? Are you disappointed?

Asked by elbanditoroso (24586points) November 20th, 2017

I was all set! After hype like this link I thought that we were finally in for the coup de grace.

Such a disappointment!

Any ideas about the next end-of-the-world hoax?

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rojo's avatar

Yeah, a little but, sad to say, I am getting used to disappointment these days

DominicY's avatar

I never thought I’d see the day when a doomsday prediction wasn’t correct. There were YouTube videos with hard evidence! How could they be wrong?!!

Some people are obsessed with the end of the world. Whatever. Have fun with that life. It’s not for me, though.

josie's avatar

Just one more car payment I’ll have to make.

LostInParadise's avatar

One of these days, someone may just be right.
The safest bet in the world is to wager against the world ending. If you happen to be wrong, nobody is going to be taking your money.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Oh damn, guess now I have to get ready for another work day.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I think we should make money on these predictions. About one month before the next end of the world, I’ll offer “believers” immediate 10 cents on the dollar for their property. If the world ends they can enjoy the money for the last month and do things they want to do. If the world continues, too bad. They’ll owe me rent.
If they really believe they’ll put their money where their mouth is.

flutherother's avatar

I’m disappointed but I’m philosophical. It’s not the end of the world.

NomoreY_A's avatar

If it happens it happens, nothing we can do about it anyway.What, me worry?

seawulf575's avatar

End of the world and life altering events have been going on for centuries. Just since 1960 (when I was born) there have been dozens and dozens. Jeanne Dixon thought a planetary alignment in 1962 would destroy the planet. Jim Jones led his followers to death because he was sure a nuclear holocaust was coming in 1967. Charles Manson, in 1969, was sure a race war was going to kick off that would wipe out most of the people in this country. David Berg was sure a comet passing was heralding the end of the world in 1974. Louis Farrakhan was certain, in 1991, that the first Gulf war was the biblical War of Armageddon. Y2k brought the doomsayers out of the wood work. How about those jazzy Taiwanese, the True Way that was sure God was coming back on 3/25/88 to pass judgement on us. Oh ,by the way, he would look just like their leader. Harold Camping has calculated and recalculated the end of the world a number of times. How about the Mayan Calendar end of the world on 12/21/12?
Every time we get a new president since the 1980’s (and maybe before) everyone was certain that was a sign of the end of times.
I think the next one we will see/hear will be a revisiting of the Yellowstone Caldera erupting. But here’s the funniest part about all this…one day, one of these people will actually be right. They would almost have to be, statistically. And when they are, no one will be left to say “I Told You So!”

MrGrimm888's avatar

It didn’t end, because the world is flat.~

Am I disappointed? Every time I look at the news…

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Dude, the earth is not flat. It is in fact hollow with a small sun inside it.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Maybe it did end and a new world was born in its place and the new world is just like the old one.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m still waiting for the ultimate “apocalypse” that is supposed to happen sometime in 2040s. I remember reading it somewhere on a local newspaper. Basically there is a large meteor approaching the Earth at full speed. It’s so large that it could resemble the meteor that destroyed dinosaurs. It’s also very hard to destroy in space. The worst case scenario is that it will wipe out all humans on the Earth’s surface.

That is scientifically proven! All those other predictions are fake! The end is near ~

Darth_Algar's avatar


You’re likely thinking of 2002 QF15 (they haven’t come up with a catchy name for it yet, just a catalog number). In 2044 it will make a close, relatively speaking, pass by the Earth. Its calculated closest approach will be 94,000 km (or thereabouts). For perspective, that’s roughly two and a half times the distance that the Moon orbits the Earth around. It’s listed as a potential hazard because it’s still going to come close enough that a perturbation of its orbit could sent to closer to, possibly colliding with, the Earth. Extremely unlikely, but not impossible.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Darth_Algar Yeah, that’s it. I was actually joking there. The article was about what people would do in the unlikely scenario of it colliding the Earth, not an actual prediction that it would hit Earth.

And I can see that it’s actually very easy to make a convincing end of the world prediction. Just take some article like this and alter the fact. Some people will go batshit over it.

CWOTUS's avatar

I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time now.

Muad_Dib's avatar

I missed another one? Dammit, my punch card is almost full!

rojo's avatar

And, you know, technically it did end for Charlie Manson.

NomoreY_A's avatar

Bout time thay scum bag croaked. Good riddance.

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