How will the world end?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Maofan7, Dec 13, 2012.

How will the world end?

Poll closed Dec 20, 2012.
  1. An Asteroid Or Comet Strike

    10 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. The Sun Expands/A Huge Solar Flare

    7 vote(s)
    10.3%
  3. A Super Volcano Erupts (e.g. Yellowstone)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. A Plague of Zombies or Vampires

    15 vote(s)
    22.1%
  5. An Alien Invasion

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  6. Nuclear War

    6 vote(s)
    8.8%
  7. Global Warming Speeds Up, Melts The Ice Caps, And Causes A Massive Flood

    5 vote(s)
    7.4%
  8. A Super Germ (e.g. Highly Virulent Form Of Bird Flu)

    5 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Robot Revolution (As In The Film The Terminator)

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Mass Insanity (In Which Everybody Kills Each Other)

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  11. The Earth Is Swallowed Up By A Black Hole

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
  12. Other

    10 vote(s)
    14.7%
  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    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:
     
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  2. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  3. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    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"
     
  4. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  5. DAngel

    DAngel Active Member

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    I was torn between nuclear war and global warming, but ended up choosing global warming. :cold:
     
  6. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    '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.)
     
  7. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    I'm hoping for a zombie apocalypse.:watch:
     
  8. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  9. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Robot revolution!!! I Love the Terminator. :D
     
  10. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  11. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Nice one, Vagabond!
     
  12. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    I'm on the bandwagon for Alien Invasions!
     
  13. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    It ends in an epic battle between flaming chihauhaus and militant penguins.
     
  14. misskarne

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    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?
     
  15. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    I had to go for this one too. Go zombies!!!
     
  16. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    We haven't read all those books for nothing.
     
  17. Wiery

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    I voted for zombies, but a robot revolution sounds fun too... :watch:

    On another note, FSU don't have any zombie or robot revolution smilies (TAT doesn't count), but since the world is ending in about 12 days, it prolly doesn't matter...
     
  18. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    :hat1: Walking Dead fan!
     
  19. Sofia Alexandra

    Sofia Alexandra Well-Known Member

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    A bolide was seen over my part of Sweden the other day, so obviously that (and the Geminids) has be the vanguard of a massive asteroid that's going to kill us all. :p
     
  20. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    I chose other. The planets will align; some on one side of the sun, and the rest on the other side of the sun causing a pole shift. It will affect the gravitational pull and we'll all float around somewhere in the universe. The natural force of attraction that tends to draw the mass of the bodies together will fail. I always wanted to see first-hand the rings of Saturn. :watch:
     
  21. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    Meet you all here in 9 days time.
     
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  22. beepbeep

    beepbeep Taking homeless Fabian home

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    I'd go with the asteroid, but after finding out the powers of exploding Minwax, I had to vote for others :shuffle:
     
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  23. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Merry Christmas, everyone.
     
  24. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    Happy Holidays, Peter!!!....and everyone!!!! ;)
     
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  25. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking... ;)
     
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  26. genegri

    genegri Active Member

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    Black hole sounds like fun and I have always been facinated by it.

    I will be bitterly disappointed if the world doesn't end. :EVILLE:
     
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  27. Matryeshka

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    When Americans rule ice dance and the Russians suck, and the Chinese have the most graceful LP....

    Wait a minute *buys tin foil hat and starts picking friends by who runs slowest.*
     
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  28. numbers123

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    I agree. If we could predict the day and time the world would end, don'tcha think that all those other prophets of old have been right? :D
    What I do believe is that we must pay attention to our world and our relationships because those will eventually kill us as a species.
     
  29. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Zombies are winning.
     
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  30. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Me, too!