The Hourchive

A conversation about everything, one hour at a time

The Hourchive is a conversation about everything, one hour at a time.

Doomsday | Ep #14

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Enraptured with the rapture but not sure where to start? Stop worrying and learn to love the bomb (and various other doomsday scenarios) with our guide to Mayan calendars, mushroom clouds, and Moore's law. It's the end of the world as we know it, and we...eh, you know.

Show Notes:
01:34 Armageddonology
03:10
The Mayan calendar
05:20 The (jolly) red giant theory
09:52 Sword Interval
13:12 Timewave Zero
24:23 When do the zombies come in?
25:46 All-star doomsday scenario team-up
28:55 Why 2K?
33:55 The Nibiru high-five
38:40 The original holy-crap, end-of-the-world story
44:46 Doomsday lit
50:13 End of the world flicks
55:17 Cthulu
Retraction
Via NASA.com's FAQ:
Q: Could phenomena occur where planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

 

Doomsday | Ep #14