Talk:List of predictions of the end of the world

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USA Today runs a knockoff version[edit] oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 20:51, 21 September 2017 (UTC)


Strike out the ones that have passed -and failed-. (talk) 08:05, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

That might get a bit annoying to read. Some sort of separator would be good though. —Kazitor, pending 09:22, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
A 'You are here/the present' statement in a distinctive colour (and which will sit around 2019-2025 unless someone finds some new predictions). Anna Livia (talk) 19:34, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
They will all fail, won't they? Or if one succeeds, I doubt anybody will say "aha! RationalWiki was wrong!" A better idea might be to have subsections in the 21st Century section for "failed" and "pending" predictions. TotnesBicycle 21:32, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Another suggestion[edit]

End of the world bingo:

  • Asteroids/Nibiru/Planet X/astronomically invisible star orbiting the sun
  • Computer related (including grey goo, and Y2000/Y2038 problem)
  • Assorted radiation-related topics
  • Reversing the (magnetic) polarity (inside or outside a police phone box)
  • 'An excess of predictions of the end of the world' (whether or not involving lampreys)

Any more? (And how many points for each?) Anna Livia (talk) 19:32, 10 January 2018 (UTC)


This page seems to have become a favorite target for vandals. Is there a reason why, or is it merely a trend? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 01:03, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Another prediction[edit]

From 'a sufficiently unreliable source' [1]. Anna Livia (talk) 10:19, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

December 2019 the end of the world according to this book from 2013 — Unsigned, by: / talk