The Ends Of The World As We Knew Them

Congratulations! You survived the most recent apocalypses...apocalypsi? Whatever, you made it!

On Sept. 27, certain members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints said the Supermoon eclipse was the beginning of the end (though the church officially denied such rumours). Instead, people woke up with a sore neck from staring at the sky for an hour.

The real end was apparently rain-delayed for Oct. 7, when Chris McCann, founder of eBible Fellowship predicted the annihilation of the earth.

Instead, it was just the end of the world for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

To celebrate our survival, here's a look back of some other armageddons that fizzled out.

The "Countdown to Transformation" Times Out 2012

Jose Luis de Jesus, founder of Growing in Grace church, pegged the apocalypse for June 30, 2012. Everyone would be destroyed, he claimed, except his followers, who would instead gain superpowers like flight and the ability to walk through walls.

Instead, people who tried walking through walls probably only got headaches. Maybe the countdown was messed up by the leap second.


News that the Mayans' long-count calendar ended on Dec. 21, 2012 sparked fears that 2012 was another doomsday doubleheader.

Instead, it was only the end of Neil deGrasse Tyson's milk.

2011: The Rapture

Using bible study and numerology, Harold Camping predicted that "The Rapture" would take place on May 21, 2011. Which means pious Christians would ascend to heaven and avoid the apocalypse.

Instead, the Internet mercilessly memed the non-event.


In 1999, people became hysterical about a potential computer glitch ending the world as we knew it when the year 2000 dawned.

Instead, people who celebrated New Year's Eve like it was their last, probably wished it did when they woke up the next day.

h/t The Guardian, Time, Business Insider, National Post


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