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Google Trends: Rapture vs “World End May 21″
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 21, 2011 @ 8:17 am In UnScience,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled
The Rapture (in blue) beats “World End May 21″ (red) — at least on Google Trends. What chance did Harold Camping’s  end of days have versus 2000 years of Armageddon fear mongering?
The Rapture folk know the first rule of forecasting  — hence the indefinite date for the World’s end versus getting too specific.
Coming on (12/21/12) — The Mayans  (or not) !
Via Google Trends 
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URL to article: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/05/google-trends-rapture-vs-world-end-may-21/
URLs in this post:
 Harold Camping’s: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/05/end-of-worlders-classic-game-theory-error/
 The Mayans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
 Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/rapture-may-21.png
 Google Trends: http://www.google.com/trends?q=rapture%2C+world+end+%22may+21%22+&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=1
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