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You will most likely be hearing a lot about the end of the world this year. However, the recent bout of 2012 doomsday delusions is merely one in a long list of failed predictions.

Doomsayers through the ages have been batting a consistent .000, and surely the end of this year will be no different. For a summary of the history of misguided apocalypse mongering, consult the awesomely nerdy infographic below.

[Via Relatively Interesting]