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Think they’ve got enough imaginative ways to die?

Posted by c. wagner on November 5, 2009

So, the latest set of “it’s the end of the world as we know it” theories is making the rounds. The prophets of doom have come up with a nice long list of ways we might all bite the dust come December 21, 2012. There’s even a major movie about it.

Apparently, questions about the various scenarios have been driving the good folks at NASA and other astronomy-related places nuts. Rebuttals to all of the methods of doom are all over the internet, but the Discovery Channel has done a great job of summarizing them.

I’ll cut it down even further. Solar flares won’t fry us, the Earth’s magnetic field won’t reverse, Earth’s axis won’t tip, a planetary alignment won’t screw with us, a black hole won’t eat us, an asteroid won’t hit us, there’s no Nibiru, a supernova won’t cook us, and a cloud of negative energy won’t dissolve us.

Read the full list at the Discovery Channel.


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