From a young age, we acquire knowledge that our planet is undergoing constant transformation and is predominantly covered by water rather than land.
Approximately 65 million years ago, a catastrophic event led to the dinosaur extinction, with the primary cause still debated between an asteroid impact or volcanic activity.
The extinction of the dinosaurs remains an intriguing mystery for scientists, and similarly, numerous theories have emerged to speculate about the potential threats that could lead to the end of the human race.
Dinosaurs and the end of the world
The Book of Revelation describes a climactic battle between good and evil that ultimately results in the end of the world.
End of the world: the Bible
Johannes Stöffler, a German astrologist and mathematician, predicted in 1524 that the world would end due to a massive flood caused by the alignment of the planets.
End of the world: Johannes Stöffler
In 2012, a widely discussed theory linked to the Mayan calendar gained attention, suggesting that significant global events and potential world-ending implications were associated with it, including storms and unrest in the Middle East, as reported by the BBC.
End of the world: the Mayans
As the 20th century drew to a close, the Millennium Bug theory gained attention, suggesting that computer systems interpreting "00" as 1900 due to a coding flaw could lead to worldwide chaos and potential apocalypse, as reported by Time.
End of the world: Millennium Bug