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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 [1] end of days have versus 2000 years of Armageddon fear mongering?

The Rapture folk know the first rule of forecasting [1] — hence the indefinite date for the World’s end versus getting too specific.

Coming on (12/21/12) — The Mayans [2] (or not) !



Via Google Trends [4]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Harold Camping’s: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/05/end-of-worlders-classic-game-theory-error/

[2] The Mayans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon

[3] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/rapture-may-21.png

[4] 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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