May 21, 2011. The day came and went.
For the past few weeks, there have been people claiming that it was going to be the end of the world, i.e. some cosmic event is going to change the course of history, as calculated from Bible verses and some sort of numerological proofs, etc. Check out this link and this link.
The sad part is that there are individuals and organizations who seem to be keen on capitalizing on people’s fears. The organization that spearheads this information campaign is worth $72M, funded from donations. And there’s a whole slew of businesses attempt to make a buck by taking advantage and marketing to these fears.
And there were many people who actually believed that the world will end at a specific date, enough to actually quit their jobs, sell all their belongings, etc. And now we have the serious case of the “oopsies” for these folks, who must actually deal with the effects of being pranked or duped.
There were even instances wherein people take it to the extreme, and ended their world by ending their lives.
When will people learn?