Predicting the end of the world can be a difficult thing to do, especially if you’re radio evangelist Harold Camping.
The 90-year-old broadcaster has been the laughing stock of Twitter after predicting that today would be the end of the world (not May 21st, as he originally said).
“On May 21, of 2011, mankind entered into the Day of Judgment,” Camping wrote on his website. “This ‘day’ will last for 5 months (153 days) until October 21, 2011. The Bible is teaching us that this period of time is Judgment Day!”
And as can be expected, the masses treated the aging evangelist as a virtual punching bag and expressed mock disappointment over his failed prediction.
To mark the occasion, the Daily Dot decided to curate its own top 10 countdown to the apocalypse (or lack thereof).
7) “I will not divulge when the end of the world cometh, but I can tell thee this: It will be far, far after the end of Harold Camping,” – @TheTweetofGod
4) “Harold Camping has successfully predicted 11 of the last 0 apocalypses” – @bschorr
3) “Harold Camping predicted the rapture would come today. I bet people are amazed to find out heaven looks just like their living room.” – @darksideintern
1) “Fool me once, Harold Camping, shame on you. Fool me twice, what am I supposed to do with 10,000 cans of beans in my Rapture Bunker?” – @wadetoblack
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