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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Compiled by ELLIE RODRIGUEZ, Hillsborough High
It is anticipated that Rome would fall as result of some mystical number, courtesy of one of the guys who founded Rome, Romulus.
Oct. 17, 1736
A comet is supposed to collide with Earth. An identical prediction was made in 1719. Same comet, same story.
Camille Flammarion says the 1910 appearance of Haley’s Comet would annihilate all life forms on Earth without killing the planet.
Dec. 21, 1954
Marion Keech and a UFO cult predict "guardian" aliens from the Planet Clarion would bring a flood. A newer, more accurate message came from Clarion that day saying the cult’s doings saved the world from destruction. Thank you, cult!
July 5, 1998
Ivan Stang foresees starships arriving from Planet X that come to take the "Subgenil" (yeti’s descendants). Explanation: Mars and Earth switched places, which somehow correlates. Now celebrated annually with the Burning Man Festival.
Jan. 1, 2000
It is predicted that, despite all it has done for humans, the Internet would no longer support our insatiable desire for bizarre facts and movie trailers after the millennium change. Lucky for Homo sapiens, we won’t have to worry about running out of memes.
Dec. 21, 2012
The Mayan calendar runs out of days. Some argue the Mayans didn’t have leap years, so their calendar really would’ve ended months ago. Some speculate aliens, a comet crash, or another form of Armageddon will play a role.
Sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events; pjmiller.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/a-list-of-failed-predictions-of-the-end-of-the-world/; rationalwiki.org/wiki/List_of_predictions_of_the_end_of_the_world#21st_century