Tag: end of the world
How did the end of the world experiment go?
Some time ago I wrote an article about space rock 2009 BD and it’s close pass to Earth on 2 June. The article generated a lot of traffic from people searching for the end of the world on that date, so I thought I’d test if there were lots of people looking for the world…
First “end of the world in July 2011” hit
My experiment to see if there were lots of people out there thinking all the time that the end of the world was imminent – conceived after an article, titled “end of the world is nigh”, I wrote about how a 10 metre wide lump of rock called 2009 BD was to pass close to…
Is the world going to end on 2 July 2011?
No, it’s not. If you are worried that it might be trying reading this book: Paranormality: Why we see what isn’t there
The end of the world: an experiment
This end of the world thing is a gift that keeps on giving – as I have a story headlined “End of the world is nigh: 2 June 2011”, the site has had a surge of visitors coming from search engines looking to see if the world is going to end tomorrow (it’s not, in…
Maybe my kids should worry about 2009 BD – but I won’t
Today is my eldest daughter’s 16th birthday. That means in April 2078 she will be a sprightly 82. I will, though, I am sure, be long gone at 112. And, maybe she should be worried about 2009 BD, the 10 metre lump of rock that passes inside the Moon’s orbit this week – because on…
End of the world watch
My article on 2009 BD, the small rock which makes a near-Earth approach this week continues to be the most popular article on the site – because there are a lot of people out there searching for information about how the world is due to end in June 2011. It’s not. It won’t happen. Nor…