INSIDER decided to take a look at a variety of movies new and old that are about the end of the world as we know it. Whether the world ended thanks to aliens, zombies, natural disasters, or man-made disasters, the following movies show how people behave when confronted with the […]
There are many people who believe the world will end soon, be it from nuclear war, climate change, or maybe a zombie apocalypse. Survivalists have long known that part of doomsday prep involves stocking up on foods and utilities that will last for years. If properly sealed and stored correctly, […]
Trident Lakes, a doomsday getaway for the rich, is being investigated by the FBI as a possible front for a Colombian drug trafficking scheme. The buzzy Texas condo development promised hundreds of fortified, underground condos where the 1% could live out the apocalypse. The FBI has filed against a criminal […]
Costco is selling emergency food kits that can feed a family of four for one year. The kits contain freeze-dried broccoli, green beans, corn, dehydrated apples, and other grains and proteins that have a shelf life of up to 30 years. One anonymous reviewer called a $US4,000 kit “end of […]
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92. Family Radio Network marketing […]
Lori Nix has a morbid imagination. The photographer has been fascinated with the end of the world for as long as she can remember, and she says it may have to do with growing up in rural Kansas. “I’ve been in tornadoes, floods, blizzards,” Nix told Business Insider. “I grew […]
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Tea Party filmmaker Luke Livingston unveiled his latest masterpiece at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a fake sci-fi movie trailer of an apocalyptic America in which the Liberty Movement revolts against the ruling “Development Party.”
[credit provider=”Flickr/kaibara87″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaibara/3075268200/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding.Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/An en Alain” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/reisverhalen/2073323/”] Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban centre of the Mayan civilisation.”Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the […]
[credit provider=”Sony / Facebook”] A zombie invasion is a problem that may seem to belong in a horror film rather than to real life, but, none the less, the British government believes it has worked out the best way to cope with one.In the event of an apocalypse brought about […]
[credit provider=”Shutterstock” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=radiation&search_group=#id=74173837&src=907a9e322db4db6ddfe50fa5303d37d3-2-13″] So we survived the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.That’s great news.
[credit provider=”Andrea Dailey at Longwood University “] You might expect the world not ending to be a cause for celebration. But for believers in doomsdays like yesterday’s supposed Mayan apocalypse, the continued existence of the planet can be quite traumatic.Yesterday (Dec. 21) was widely rumoured online to be the end […]
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If you are reading this, then you probably survived the Mayan Apocalypse. Or there was no apocalypse.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bugarach_vue_g%C3%A9n%C3%A9rale.jpg”] The Daily Telegraph’s France correspondent Henry Samuel meets new agers and grumpy journalists in the one place predicted to survive the apocalypseIf the legend is true and the sleepy southern French town of Bugarach is the only place standing after the apocalypse, the Earth will be […]
[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBKlm-RX2zU”] Many Americans are confident that the world isn’t really going to cease to exist on Friday, Dec. 21, the day of the supposed Mayan apocalypse.Still, plenty of people around the world are taking precautions ahead of the day when the Mayan calendar ends and, the theory goes, […]
[credit provider=”James Gitlin (STScI) “] Billions of years from now, life on Earth will be extinguished when the dying sun scorches the surface of our planet. New research has aimed to determine what the last life forms on Earth will be, and what kind of abodes they will cling to […]
Depending on how you interpret the ancient Mayan calendar, the world may or may not end on Dec. 21, 2012.
According to Reuters people are gathering at the ancient Mayan holy sites as Doomsday rolls around.
[credit provider=”Screenshot via Google Streetview”] The Mayan calendar ends on Friday, and some people believe that means the world will come to an end.The descendants of the ancient Maya people, however, don’t actually believe in the pending apocalypse.
[credit provider=””2012″”] If you forgot to flip the page on your Mayan calendar this month, we have some bad news.The world is coming to an end on Dec. 21 thanks to the preordained Mayan Apocalypse. At least, that’s what dubious sources have spent the past few years alleging.
With the impending Apocalypse coming tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 21, we’ve decided to give you some REAL theories about how the world as we know it could come to an end.
[credit provider=”Agence France Presse”] A pyramid-shaped mountain in Serbia, believed by some to be a source of unusual electromagnetic waves that could shield it from catastrophe, was attracting record numbers of visitors ahead of the predicted Mayan apocalypse on Friday.All the hotels around the Rtanj mountain in southeastern Serbia have […]
[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBKlm-RX2zU”] More than 30 Michigan schools closed for the holidays two days early because of doomsday rumours, NBC News reports.”Given the recent events in Connecticut, there have been numerous rumours circulating in our district, and in neighbouring districts, about potential threats of violence against students,” Lapeer County superintendent […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/World Economic Forum” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/3234704030/”] Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out that the world will end this week, as predicted by Mayans, saying he did not expect the end for another 4.5 billion years.Giving his first major news conference since his return to the Kremlin, Putin was asked why he […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Fabricius” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Etna.png”] Look, we’re all wilfully ignoring the fact that the world will not be ending on Friday. NASA told us so, as did the Mayans, since we’ve completely misunderstood their calendar this entire time.But that won’t stop believers and non-believers around the world from from partying on December […]
[credit provider=”Conquest Vehicles”] By some accounts, the world is going to end on Friday. It’s unclear exactly what will go down, but it’s not going to be pretty.If you are one of the few to make it to Saturday, staying alive in a post-Apocalyptic world will be tough. To help […]
[credit provider=”Mad Men, AMC”] On Friday, we may all die. OK, for reals though, we definitely won’t.That doesn’t stop us from having a little fun with the idea of impending doom. Recent polls have found that about 20 per cent of Americans are “somewhat concerned” about the hellfire about to […]
[credit provider=”via Atlas Survival Shelters” url=”http://www.atlassurvivalshelters.com/”] The prevalence of ‘fall out’ shelters in pop culture, indeed in culture itself, has seen a recent spike.Maybe it was the 2008 global economic crisis, or the deafening Apocalyptic talk of prominent pundits (ahem, Glenn Beck), or even the resurgence of the zombie as […]
[credit provider=”Gabriella MG” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/glitzandgo/6811721960/”] Some people think the world is going to end on Friday. According to believers, this apocalypse could manifest itself in a number of ways. If there is a disaster and you happen to make it out alive, there’s a good chance supermarkets will soon be pillaged and […]
[credit provider=”Terminator 2 screengrab” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQz91Cx0Ato&feature=related”] According to a Mayan calendar that’s been widely misinterpreted, the world is supposed to end on Friday, December 21, 2012.Doomsdayers think the world will end one of four ways:
[credit provider=”Terminator 2 screengrab” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQz91Cx0Ato&feature=related”] December 21, according to much-hyped misreadings of the Mayan calendar, will mark the end of the world.It’s not the first “end is nigh” proclamation — and it’s unlikely to be the last.
[credit provider=”Anky/Shutterstock”] Have you heard that the world may be ending December 21?The date marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and believers are predicting the demise of earth.
[credit provider=”NASA/Screenshot” url=”http://youtu.be/wnG-rFFpP8A”] If you haven’t already heard, the world is supposed to end this Friday. The Mayan Calendar, the most robust calendar ever made, suggests the world was created on August 11, 3114 BC. Then, the Mayan calendar would have looked like this: 13-0-0-0-0. This Friday, on December 21,2012, […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Richard Bowen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen/6583818241/”] A seemingly benign number that defines everything from a dozen eggs and the hours of day and night to the days of Christmas and the astrological signs, 12 may be in the spotlight today, 12/12/12.This date structure, in which the same two-digit number gets repeated three […]
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[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tgif-nyc.jpg”] T.G.I. Friday’s is throwing a massive end-of-the-world block party to ring in the purported Mayan Apocalypse which happens to fall on a Friday.The idea that the world will end on Dec. 21 is a cultural phenomenon which scientists regard as the end of the Mayan’s 5,215 […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Fabricius” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Etna.png”] So the apocalypse is nigh, according to some.With the end of the world approaching, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, there has been panic candle buying in Sichuan, China, reassurances issued from Sydney to Moscow, and plenty of tourist dollars made in Mayan parts of Central America as visitors […]
In response to scary rumours that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, NASA has launched a full-fledged campaign debunking doomsday predictions, which range from the destruction of Earth by a meteor to the end of the Mayan calendar.
[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tristan_da_Cunha,_British_overseas_territory-20March2012.jpg”] Well, the 5125-year Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21, 2012, and no one knows what will happen next.True believers suppose we might see cataclysmic solar flares or an incident involving a black hole or a collision between Earth and a planet called Nibiru.
[credit provider=”Imgur, Weibo” url=”http://imgur.com/a/Y7oIp#lSA7G”] China’s most famous book of prophecies, the 7th century Tui Bei Tu, makes no direct mention of the end of the world.But in Sichuan province, panic buying of candles has swept through two counties in the fear that an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will […]
[credit provider=”Bill Farrell Agency via Brew PR” url=”http://bfanyc.com/home/event/4032″] A lot of people think Dec. 21 2012 is the end of the ancient Mayan calendar, which means the world will come to an end at that time.NASA scientists say not to to buy into the hysteria.
[credit provider=”Flickr / aeviin” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeviin/5873706270/in/photostream/”] Next month, a security firm will incorporate — no kidding — zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit here.The five-day event will provide hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical […]
[credit provider=”Imgur” url=”http://imgur.com/qnegR”] Reddit user Lycerius struck viral gold when he posted about his insane 10-year-long game of civilisation II. Even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was amazed by it.For those unfamiliar with the Sid Meier games, Civ II lets you control a civilisation from ancient times into the modern world.
[credit provider=”Flickr / aeviin” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeviin/5873706270/in/photostream/”] When it comes to your emergency savings fund, have you set aside some money in preparation for a real emergency? For instance, when the zombie apocalypse hits, will you be ready?One of the key possessions you should have on hand is a zombie survival kit. […]
From a Zombie invasion to a March Madness app infecting all our mobile phones, governments are preparing for the worst.
The Safe House outside of Warsaw, Poland, is a home with moving concrete walls and metal shutters that turn it into a doorless, windowless fortress. The property is also surrounded by a concrete wall. The bunker was designed by Polish architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]