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Maofan7
12-13-2012, 02:49 AM
Well, according to the Mayans, the world will end in 8 days time. :eek: :yikes: But, the big question is, how will it end? :confused:

I'm betting on an asteroid strike :hat1:

This poll will remain open for 7 days, until the eve of the big event.

Guess the 2014 Olympics is off then! :violin:

Japanfan
12-13-2012, 03:12 AM
The sun will burn out at some point in the far distant future. I don't know if the world will last that long, but doubt its end is imminent.

The end of the world as we know it is another thing. A cataclysmic event like running out of oil completely in the absence of alternative energy sources, or environmental degradation/food supply chain reaching a critical point, or an epidemic that threatens human kind could all mean the end of the world as we know it.

But I think it's more possible that people will just change in response to changing circumstances and the conditions brought about by various disasters. If this process is slow, the world as we know it may change dramatically, but people won't really notice.

A.H.Black
12-13-2012, 03:13 AM
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

TS Eliot, "The Hollow Men"

snoopysnake
12-13-2012, 03:28 AM
My prediction is nuclear war, but then I thought better of it. Johnny Weir will win the Olympics, and then the world will end....that will be in 2022.

DAngel
12-13-2012, 03:36 AM
I was torn between nuclear war and global warming, but ended up choosing global warming. :cold:

danceronice
12-13-2012, 03:42 AM
'Some say the world will end in fire, others say ice. From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire.'

Robert Frost aside, the Mayan calendar actually restarts, not ends, so apparently we'll all be sent back to the beginning.

(But seriously, the only ones of those that would actually END the WORLD would be the sun going nova, which WILL eventually happen, or a really freak sudden appearance of a black hole. The others are just mass extinction events. Not even that if the ice caps melted, there just the people who can't escape the really slow rise of sea level. The world is just a planet, and planets don't care about what's living on them.)

PrincessLeppard
12-13-2012, 03:46 AM
I'm hoping for a zombie apocalypse.:watch:

BigB08822
12-13-2012, 03:47 AM
Well, the world ending is not the same as humanity ending, at least not to me. So for me, the world will clearly end when it is swallowed by the sun but humans (and I am sure all life) will end long before that as the heat becomes too much. As far as how do humans go extinct? Hmmm...most likely a comet strike or super volcano.

Buzz
12-13-2012, 03:50 AM
Robot revolution!!! I Love the Terminator. :D

Vagabond
12-13-2012, 04:56 AM
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

TS Eliot, "The Hollow Men"

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost, Fire and Ice

Vash01
12-13-2012, 05:44 AM
Nice one, Vagabond!

l'etoile
12-13-2012, 10:32 AM
I'm on the bandwagon for Alien Invasions!

Reuven
12-13-2012, 10:53 AM
It ends in an epic battle between flaming chihauhaus and militant penguins.

misskarne
12-13-2012, 11:44 AM
Plushenko will reveal that he is actually an alien overlord from the planet Skate, and he will go and bring his people to take over the world and turn it into a gigantic ice rink, sparing only those select few he deems worthy of his court.

Can you tell I don't take the end of the world stuff seriously?

Aussie Willy
12-13-2012, 11:48 AM
I'm hoping for a zombie apocalypse.:watch:
I had to go for this one too. Go zombies!!!