A brief history of the apocalypse

A good soul named Chris Nelson has taken the time to catalog some of history's greatest end-of-the-world predictions and arrange them in a handy timeline format. Use A Brief History of the Apocalypse as a fascinating way to explain why you are pretty certain the world won't end on x date. Or, use it to help plan your 2012 End of the World-themed parties.


  1. For a less brief history, I found The Pessimist’s Guide to History fairly convincing. Not just for religious catastrophes, but to put all kinds of political and weather events into perspective.

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