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Just how many times has the world (almost) ended? This fun infographic will show you how lucky we are.

January 13th, 2013 by Marc Comments

While everyone was aware of the end of the world but it wasn’t the first time such predictions were made…

Supposedly, the world should have ended about a month ago, on December 21, 2012. If you’re like many other people who were at least kind of expecting the apocalypse to actually come through, don’t beat yourself up about it—the fact is, humans have a long, long history of believing wholeheartedly that the end is near, only to have the world stick around for another few thousand years. In looking at just how many apocalypse predictions there have been throughout history (and there have been a lot), it’s interesting to consider some of the psychology that goes on behind these predictions, and what makes so many people believe them time and time again.

The fact is, people have been spouting end-times predictions for several centuries, and some of those predictions can be pretty quirky. What’s quirkier, however, is that for some reason, there seems to always be a following of people who don’t just believe these zany predictions, they seem to be disappointed when they don’t come true. Whether this is chalked up to religious fanaticism, pack mentality, or just a general sense of paranoia, remains to be seen. But for whatever the reason, people from all through history seem obsessed with the end of the world, and the following infographic takes a look at some of the wackiest predictions ever made.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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