Theories About the End of the World

End of the World

How many times have you heard someone swear that they know when the world will end and how? Well, now you can guess at it along with all the other crazies..I mean wonderful folks! What do you think will cause the end the world? Disease? Nuclear War? Meteor? Here are just a few of the possibilities...I hope it's not Zombies!

While believers got ready for the end of the Mayan calendar, aka the end of the world, the god of practical jokes laughed. If you were a little disappointed that the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012 (and that you still have to pay that car note), here are some other predictions that might pan out for you.

According to prophesies supposedly written by Saint Malachy in the 12th century, the world will end sometime in the lifetime of the current Pope. That’s right. You may not have to pay that car note off, after all.

Nostradamus, who lived in the 16th century, agreed with Saint Malachy, but his prediction had a little more flair. Nostradamus added that there would be a second sun in the sky the day the world ended. Coincidentally, the Comet ISON is expected around December 2013. It will be so bright it will be visible during the day, like a second sun. If they are both wrong and there is a Pope appointed to sit after this one, you can always look forward to 2020.

Sometime between 2020 and 2080 looks good for predictions. Numerologists have pinned down that sixty year time frame based on interpretations of the Talmud, the Jewish holy writings.

Sir Isaac Newton would disagree with the Malachy and Nostradamus. He used the Bible to predict the year 2060, or even later for the end, but not sooner.

So, there you go. Anytime between the end of 2013 and 2080, the world may end. With doomsday predictions being set as close as December 2013, you may be able to get out of paying off that car note, yet. However, with so many failed predictions before, you may want to call your credit counselor for refinancing- just in case. Happy Apocalypse!

Embed this on your site:

Take a look at our other entertaining infographics.