End of Days: Infamous Doomsday Prophecies

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  • Halley's Comet
  • Heaven's Gate
  • The Jupiter Effect
  • Pat Robertson
  • Nostradamus
  • Y2K
  • Large Hadron Collider
  • Harold Camping
  • Sun Becomes a Red Giant
  • Mayan Apocalypse

The Jupiter Effect

In 1974, two astrophysicists penned a best-selling book called The Jupiter Effect that predicted that an alignment of the planets in the solar system would cause a host of global calamities, including a giant earthquake along the San Andreas Fault on March 10, 1982. None of the predictions came to pass.

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