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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 »

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 »

Doomsday Fears Have Some Mormons in a Panic

A blood moon and a popular apocalyptic author aren't helping

(Newser) - There's a reason sales are up 500% at one Utah store that specializes in freeze-dried food: doomsday. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "hordes of Utahns" are operating under the belief that the world could be in for something catastrophic by the end of the month and are... More »

Relax: Planets Aligning Won't Cause 'Big One' Tomorrow

For one thing, planets aren't even aligning

(Newser) - On the off chance you're given to believing every sky-is-falling theory you run across on Facebook, the one about a planetary alignment triggering a massive earthquake this week is absolute nonsense. Gizmodo traces the latest to a video from a guy named Frank in the Netherlands—under the name... More »

Stephen Hawking: 'God Particle' Could Destroy the Universe

Physicist makes wry prediction about the Higgs Boson particle

(Newser) - Stephen Hawking has already warned that aliens might wipe out the human race . Now another mild prediction: The Higgs boson or "God" particle could cause a "catastrophic vacuum delay" that undermines space-time and destroys the universe, reports the Sunday Times via CNET . How so? Well, the particle "... 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 »

Humanity's Survival Lies in ... Kansas Caves?

Caverns can host 1K RVs

(Newser) - There are only 1,000 parking spaces available, so you may want to get in on this quick: A California developer is turning a vast area of underground caverns into a post-apocalyptic shelter. The Atchison, Kansas, caves cover 45 acres and have room for 1,000 RVs; customers will be... More »

Escape Doomsday in a Luxury Missile Silo

Developer Larry Hall selling Kansas condos to those worried about survival

(Newser) - If you happen to be both a survivalist and a millionaire, have we got a find for you: luxury condos that are being built in Kansas … inside abandoned missile silos. The $1 million to $2 million condos feature top-end appliances, walk-in closets, high ceilings, and your other basic necessities... More »

New Agers Head to 'Noah's Ark' to Dodge Doomsday

They await alien rescue beam in France

(Newser) - What to do when Doomsday approaches? Head for a modern-day Noah's Ark, obviously. New Agers are beginning to stream to the hilltop community of Bugarach in France to await a tele-transportation beam from an alien craft to save them from the apocalypse they believe has been predicted by the... 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 »

Harold Camping on Failed Rapture: Uh, 'Embarrassing'

But it's OK, God is in charge

(Newser) - "When it comes to trying to recognize the truth of prophecy, we're finding that it is very, very difficult," says Harold Camping in an audio message recently posted on his Family Radio website. Well, that’s one way of putting it: Camping has now twice predicted a... More »

Harold Camping: Doomsday Is Definitely Friday

May 21 rapture was just misunderstood, he insists

(Newser) - The end is nigh—no, really this time!—but don’t bother repenting. That’s what Harold Camping, America’s favorite doomsday prophet , is preaching these days. In a message on his website spotted by USA Today , Camping says that Oct. 21, “at this point, looks like it... More »

Rapture Predictor Recovering in Nursing Home

Harold Camping going through physical rehab

(Newser) - Everyone's favorite failed doomsday predictor is out of the hospital. Harold Camping has been moved to an Oakland nursing home for rehab as part of his recovery from a stroke he suffered last month . It's unclear, however, whether he will be able to return to his Family Radio... More »

Finally! Bargain Doomsday Bunkers Now Available

Stay alive underground for 6 months, for just $9,950

(Newser) - Good news: You don't have to be rich to have a bed in a doomsday bunker. Vivos, the maker of luxe shelters that cater to those fearing planet-busting volcanoes and asteroids, is now advertising "economy class" bunkers that cost less than half the price of their luxury rooms,... More »

Rapture Believers React to Still Being Here

Confusion, acceptance from those who thought world would end

(Newser) - So, how do rapture believers feel today, considering the fact that they’re still firmly on earth? A sampling of reactions from the Huffington Post , Reuters , the AP , and the Los Angeles Times :
  • John Ramsey, 25, quit his job, donated thousands of dollars to Camping’s Family Radio, and took
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Camping 'Bewildered, Mystified' at Lack of Rapture

No official statement today, wife tells board member

(Newser) - Harold Camping came out of hiding briefly yesterday after his predicted rapture did not come to pass, appearing at the front door of his Alameda home to tell the San Francisco Chronicle he had "a really tough weekend." Nearly 18 hours after his May 21 rapture failed to... More »

Retiree Bets Life Savings on May 21 Doomsday

He finances $140K warning campaign on NYC transit

(Newser) - A retired public transportation worker in New York City is sure the world will end on May 21st —and he wants everyone to know it. He’s put his life savings—$140,000—into an ad campaign across city transit announcing doomsday, reports the New York Daily News . “... More »

Colbert: Bring on the May 21 Rapture

He'll be in international waters while the rest of us suckers get judged

(Newser) - As you may have heard, Christian group Family Radio is going around warning the country that Christ is returning on May 21, 2011 . "Folks, this means there are only 11 shopping days until there are no shopping days," noted Stephen Colbert last night . Colbert likes this particular End... More »

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