A Look Back at All Those Times the World Didn't End

A brief history of apocalypse theories that didn't stand the test of time, from NowThis News. 

The Atlantic's latest "Big Question" is an oldie but a goodie: How and when will the world end? Writers, scientists, and even a psychic weigh in, predicting doomsday scenarios of all stripes. In the video above, the social and mobile video news network NowThis News looks back at apocalypse scenarios of yore. 

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