A paper produced by an Australian think tank has predicted that human civilisation will come to an end by the year 2050 unless something drastic is done right now to combat climate change. Scary stuff, but it’s not the first time the end of the world has been foretold. Ancient cultures have pondered our fate since they first became aware of time, and religious tomes are full of fateful forewarnings.
There have been so many predictions made that it’s almost impossible to keep count. The vast majority of these have proven false. In fact, the only ones which have not are those which haven’t yet been tested as they predict the end to come in future years.
But it’s not all doom and gloom – there’s fun to be had reading some of the prophesies which have failed to materialise. How well do you know your mystics and seers? Have a go at this light-hearted quiz and find out. I predict you will score 10 out of 10!