A fringe Christian radio group's prediction that "Judgment Day" will be upon us May 21 has created an international sensation, with devotees vowing to repent for their sins as atheists plan to party it up in the last 24 hours before the "rapture."
As the Miami Herald is reporting, Family Radio Network's founder Harold Camping predicts the "rapture" should begin at 6 p.m. on May 21. Interestingly, Camping's prediction just barely contradicts an older interpretation of the Mayan calendar, which many believe indicates the world will end in December 2012.
Of course, a host of "Judgment Day," "Doomsday" and "Rapture" predictions have abounded for centuries, from the famed teachings of Nostradamus to a British hen's egg-laying "prophecy."
Take a look at some past predictions from around the world here: