Well, the Mayan doom-pocalypse was not as predicted. But at least it’s in good company. Since the beginning of time, humans have predicted the world’s demise. For the highlights of historic end-day prophesying, check out the infographic below. (And for a terrifyingly long list of unrealized predictions, head over to the Wikipedia page that catalogues the non-catastrophes).
Show and Tell
Amanda Shendruk does the math, crunches the numbers and illustrates her findings in a way that adds a new layer of understanding to the stories of the day.