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Mayan Apolcalypse 2012 Myths: Doomsday Predictions That Never Came True

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Dec 18, 2012 02:58 PM EST

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As predicted by the Mayan Calender, some Internet conspiracy theorists have concluded that the end of the world is this Friday December 21, 2012.  On the Mayan "Long Count" Calender this date has been associated with an apocalyptic event, but scientists are debunking the idea as just another day.

Yahoo News reported Dr. Andrew Wilson a University of Derby academic who studies the myth as saying "December 21 will be just another Friday morning."

In the past there have also been other days that were believed to be the end of the world. Here are some that never actually came true.

Plagues and Fires of 1666

In the Bible's Book of Revelations, the number 666 is called the "mark of the beast" and religious folks started to believe that in 1966 the world would end. What did happen was that on Sept 2, 1666 a the London fire happened claiming more than 13,000 buildings but only killing 10 people. The world definitely didn't end.

Rapture, May 21, 2011

Last year Evangelical preacher Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on May 21, 2011. Yahoo News reported that he was "so certain that Jesus Christ would return to Earth and that billions of apparent ne'er-do-wells would perish in flames that he spent $100million advertising the event." As the day came and went, nothing happened.

Jehova's Witness Prophecy 1914

The Jehovah's Witnesses started warning people door-to-doora bout an end of the world prediction for 1914. The date came and went and no apocalyptic event came to pass.

Pat Robertson Prediction in 1980

Evangelist Pat Robertson announced in 1980 that the world would end by 1982. He said that he predicted an Armageddon followed by seven years of suffering. He then revived the prophecy in 2006 saying that god warned him of large storms and tsunamis.

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