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Doomsday Food Is Now Food for Every Day

'Best thing that can happen for my business is Hillary Clinton winning the presidency'

(Newser) - Doomsday food is all grown up, and it's not just being marketed for "preparedness" anymore. "The zombie apocalypse isn’t going to happen," a rep for freeze-dried food maker Mountain House, tells the Wall Street Journal , which had staffers try different foods and got myriad reactions... More »

Game Maker: Our Trump 'Survival Kit' Sold Out Fast

Cards Against Humanity is having some fun

(Newser) - The makers of the popular card game for "horrible people" say they've put together doomsday survival kits should Donald Trump be elected president—and they say the $25 pre-packed duffle bags sold out in less than a day, reports Time . In creating the "Donald Trump Bug-Out Bag,... More »

Why the World Didn't End Yesterday: an Explainer

We're safe for now, but doomsday leader says we're not off the hook just yet

(Newser) - Chris McCann seemed pretty confident that Wednesday was the end of the world as we know it, but midnight has come and gone, we're all still here, and we want to know why. The eBible Fellowship leader offered up a lengthy explanation on the group's Facebook page , first... More »

World Will Be 'Annihilated' by Day's End: Doomsday Group

Philly organization based its apocalyptic calendar on Harold Camping's dates

(Newser) - Harold Camping may be gone , but the doomsday predictor's legacy is not forgotten. According to eBible Fellowship , a Christian group based in Philadelphia, Wednesday is the Earth's final day—and it's based on Camping's former end-time predictions, the Guardian reports. The deceased prophet had originally... More »

Mormon Church: Supermoon Eclipse Isn't the Apocalypse

Church apparently worried about doomsday prophets

(Newser) - The Mormon Church is reminding its 15 million members that just because a supermoon and lunar eclipse are happening simultaneously tomorrow night doesn't mean the world as we know it is ending, the AP reports. "The Church encourages our members to be spiritually and physically prepared for life'... More »

Utah Parents' Apocalyptic Beliefs Led to Kids' Murder

Stracks had spoken of impending doom, police say

(Newser) - Benjamin and Kristi Strack had spoken of escaping "impending doom," relatives told investigators after the Utah couple and their three children were found dead in September —but they thought they were talking about moving somewhere like Montana and living off the grid. Instead, the Stracks killed themselves... More »

CNN 'Doomsday Video' Leaked

Ted Turner prepared final signoff, former intern says

(Newser) - "We won't be signing off until the world ends," Ted Turner vowed when CNN was launched in 1980—and he had a video prepared for just that occasion, according to a former intern. At Jalopnik , that former intern, Michael Ballaban, reveals the clip he unearthed in the... More »

How We Could Survive After the Apocalypse

Joshua Pearce, David Denkenberger explain how survivors could eat for 5 years

(Newser) - Imagine this: an apocalyptic event strikes the planet—say, a super-volcano, asteroid, or nuclear winter. While a small portion of the population would die, most of us wouldn't. But the skies would blacken, our crops would die, and the darkness would keep us from sowing new ones. (Yes, LED-light-equipped... More »

How New Yorkers Prep for 'Doomsday'

New Yorkers worry about natural disasters, terrorist threats

(Newser) - New Yorkers are preparing for "doomsday" in a way that doesn't involve guns, bunkers, or earmarked pages in Revelations, LiveScience reports. Survivalists at one group, NYC Preppers, are planning to safely flee the city in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. "They simply don't... More »

'Viking Apocalypse' Due Tomorrow

Ready to Ragnarok?

(Newser) - Viking apocalypse—or British weather? Experts from the Jorvik Viking Center, which is currently running its annual Viking festival in northern England, claim that the end of times as predicted in Norse mythology will be upon us tomorrow, when gods including Thor, Odin, and Loki will fight an epic battle... More »

Adventists Pretty Sad About Their 150th Anniversary

They had hoped world would have ended a long time ago

(Newser) - How does a church celebrate a 150th anniversary when it didn't even expect to be around for a decade? Such is the conundrum Seventh-day Adventists are facing, reports Religion News Service in a fascinating look at the coming May milestone. As it explains, the church was founded in the... More »

Schools Close Over Fears of 'Doomsday' Violence

People 'on edge' after Newtown: police officer

(Newser) - With schools on high alert after the Newtown shooting, rumors of a Mayan-predicted "apocalypse" are compounding fears of violence. Three counties in Michigan have been so overwhelmed with addressing the concerns that they've simply decided to close schools two days early for winter break. "We're not... More »

1K Arrested in China as 'Doomsday' Approaches

NASA gets hundreds of worried calls daily

(Newser) - With just hours left before the apparent end of the world, people are making final preparations—while others are squashing rumors of our imminent demise like there's no tomorrow. In China, that means arresting hundreds more members of a cult that claims the so-called Mayan doomsday is the real... More »

China Arrests 500 Over Mayan Apocalypse Rumors

Doomsday scenario cited as motive for school stabbing suspect

(Newser) - In the US, we mostly laugh off the Mayan-predicted apocalypse that will probably eradicate us all in a few days. But in China, it's serious business. Authorities there have now arrested more than 500 members of the banned Christian "Almighty God" cult for allegedly spreading doomsday prophesies, the... More »

Doomsday Prophet Guilty of Tax Evasion

'But the world was ending!' excuse not bought by jurors

(Newser) - Jurors didn't buy a doomsday prophet's excuse that he didn't pay his taxes because he believed the end of the world was nigh. Ronald Weinland, who was found guilty of federal tax evasion Wednesday, apparently believed that the Swiss banking system would survive the apocalypse and second... More »

Harold Camping: I Won't Predict Apocalypse Again

Turns out thou shalt not know the day nor the hour after all

(Newser) - America's favorite doomsday prophet issued a belated apology letter yesterday, admitting he was wrong about the rapture coming on May 21 . (No specific mention of his subsequent prediction that the world would end on October 21 , but we assume he was wrong then, too.) "We now realize... More »

Wyoming Bill Prepares for Doomsday

Lawmakers plan for nationwide economic meltdown

(Newser) - Wyoming lawmakers are ready for anything—even the apocalypse. House legislators advanced a bill Friday to prepare for a possible nationwide economic or political meltdown, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. The legislation would create a task force to consider steps such as issuing a state currency, drafting a statewide army, and... More »

NASA Denies 2012 Apocalypse

Astronomer criticizes list of doomsday 'Mayan' predictions

(Newser) - The Earth will not be destroyed or burned or gravitationally warped on Dec. 12, 2012, according to a NASA scientist, Space.com reports. Despite claims that the Mayan calendar predicts our planetary demise next year, astronomer Don Yeomans says we can "sleep well on Dec. 21 of next year.... More »

Mayan Tablet Doesn't Predict 2012 Apocalypse: Expert

Dec. 21, 2012 is a big day ... but not for the reason you think

(Newser) - Cool your jets: The Mayans did not predict the world will end in 2012, or so says a German expert. Sven Gronemeyer yesterday shared his reading of a 1,300-year-old Mayan stone tablet that makes reference to 2012: He says the hieroglyphs describe the return of Bolon Yokte, the mysterious... More »

2nd Mayan Tablet Linked to 2012 Apocalypse

But some experts say: Don't worry about it

(Newser) - The bad news is that Mayan ruins make not one but two apparent references to a possible apocalypse in 2012 . The good news—maybe—is that Mexican archeologists say not to worry about it. Experts have finally confirmed that a second suspected reference to 2012 was found at the Comalcalco... More »

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