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10 Disasterous Predictions That Never Happened

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New York City was assumed to have what our mayor described as a historical snowstorm. It ended up being a thunderstorm which was not allegedly better than anything weve. It turned out to be a historical overreaction. In spite of the city being a bit soupy on Tuesday, it certainly wasnt the apocalyptic tundra de Blasio et al. believed it was going to be.

This isnt the first time a major catastrophe was overhyped. These panic-driven minutes from our leaders as well as the media have been going on for hundreds of years. Here are a couple that look foolish in hindsight, but were kind of a tremendous deal in the time.

1. Y2K

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There was widespread panic on New Years Even in 1999. It was believed that all computers would be so mistaken that they’d cause planes to fall out of the heavens as well as the banking system to failure. This of course never occurred, and we were joyful that we let a Creed song reach number 1 on the Billboard graphs.

3. 2011 Rapture Prediction

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In 2011, radio host Harold Camping forecast the world would end on May 21, 2011 (my 21st birthday!). He proclaimed that God was really going to take the real believers up to heaven, leaving the rest to rot. On May 19th, end of the world may 21st reached the second position in Google search tendencies. May 22nd was a Sunday and I was quite hungover.

2. The War Of The Worlds Radio Drama

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The alien invasion became a reality for many people as they tuned into Orson Welles radio broadcast of the narrative and considered it to be real news. This was partially because there were no advertisements, and a lot of individuals just tuned in nicely following the opening.

4. 2012 Mayan Calendar Happening

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We were frightened three years back because a group of people who lived a large number of years past stopped their calendar on December 21, 2012. These folks used to kill their girls and sacrifice whole teams of guys that were totally good for losing at sports games. Yet we believed their declaration the world was really going to finish. It was quite stupid.

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5. Killer Bees

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About superb bees, a lot of stories appeared round the mid/late 80s from Africa that were planning to invade America from the south. Such as the bees had an entire military plan, they consistently said, from the south, also. It never actually occurred, and we went about our bees-knees.

6. Halleys Comet

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Halleys comet is a comet that is totally benign every 75 years, that we find. Astronomer Edmund Halley in 1705 discovered it. About 200 years after that, folks were terrified it’d ruin the Earth and forgot about it being benign. It did no such thing. I expect we remember this for its return in 2061.

7. The Hadron Colliders Black Hole

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Theres a whole lot of science behind the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Only before scientists fired it up in 2008, folks believed they didnt possess time to read up on particle physics and instead accused the European atomic research organization that runs it (CERN) of attempting to make a black hole to destroy Earth. It truly made some rather tremendous discoveries in astroscience that nobody feels like reading around, and didnt ruin the Earth.

8. Nuclear War With Russia

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This really is difficult to believe now, but up until the early 90s, there was a valid fear that Russia as well as the U.S were going to nuke each other as well as the whole planet into oblivion. The idea of mutually assured destruction was encouraging. Instead, individuals waited out the Cold War, which proved to be the worlds most passive competitive war and constructed complex bomb shelters.

9. Global Cooling Panic of 1975

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Weve all heard about global warming, but scientists in the mid-70s had the opposite conjecture. Due to a small drop in temperature, magazines started running posts calling for an imminent ice age. So long as Hummers are gutpunching the ozone, I doubt this is going to be the destiny of world.

10. Niburu

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Niburu, known also by its own means cooler name, Planet X, is a rogue planet that was imagined to collide with Earth in 2003. This was according to a girl named Nancy Lieder. Why was she thus qualified? Oh, she’s only a girl who speaks by means of a micro implant in her brain to several extraterrestrials from star system Zeta Reticuli. (Of course!) When it didnt occur the very first time, she said Planet X was coming in 2012 and joined in on the Mayan calendar hoopla. Cant we see the planets which are near us using a telescope? Wed understand if one is coming for us? Am I missing something here?

We may laugh now, but whos to say that all of this is one large lad-who-cried-wolf scenario? Could the beings from Zeta Reticuli zoom around within their warship and finish the title Planet X couldnt complete? I certainly expect not.

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