End of the world

Picture taken December 20, 2012 in the French southwestern village of Bugarach of 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendar. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village.   AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS        (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Parties Rage On As Many Make Light Of Mayan Doomsday Prophecies

Crowds are surrounding the Chichen Itza and the Mayan ruins, but interpretations of the doomsday calculation vary. Mayans believe that the calendar signaled Dec. 21 as the end of one era, and Dec. 22 as the beginning of a new one.

12/20/2012

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Palladino: Santana No-Hitter Is Sign Of Things To Come

It’s a good thing that end of the world thing never happened last year. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been around to see Johan Santana throw the first no-hitter in Mets history.

06/04/2012

People waiting in the night the end of the world in Bugarach village.The small village of Bugarach in the foothills of Pyrenees is,according to a prophecy of an ancient Mayan calendar,the only place on Earth saved from apocalypse on the evening of December 21,2012 on December 20, 2012 in Bugarach, France. Miviludes,the French Governement's dedicated sect watchdog,are investigating the likelihood of apocalyptic sect activity or ritualised suicides due to the prophecy.  (Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

Apocalypse Predictions Are Nothing New: A Look Back At Doomsday Theories

Doomsday worrywarts have a long history of predicting the end of the world. From biblical times to the present day, there have been many scenarios of our ultimate demise.

10/20/2011

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NYC Back To Business As Usual After Failed Doomsday Predictions

Whatever you want to call it – judgment day, the end of days, rapture – the predictions for the end of the world didn’t come to fruition on Saturday.

05/21/2011

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Long Island Man Convinced The End Is Near, Stops Paying Bills

Will life as we know it come to an end on Saturday? Jeffrey Hopkins is among those who believe the world will end May 21.

05/20/2011

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Seen At 11: Ready For Anything

Tornadoes, hurricanes, even a terrorist attack … we most certainly live in uncertain times. But if disaster, or even just temporary disruption, strikes, are you ready for anything?

09/21/2010