The phrase “flash mob” entered the popular lexicon in 2003 with the first known attempt in Manhattan, New York.
Still, we all know that one doomsday prediction failure can never stop the proliferation of countless others.
Wain reportedly suffered from schizophrenia throughout his life, which would explain why he painted almost nothing but anthropomorphic cats.
At some point, we may have all encountered that smug smiling face of Alfred E.
Spread around Europe in 1184 and supposedly written by monks, the letter predicted that the apocalypse would happen in September 1186, the event being preceded by the ominous aligning of the planets “in the sign of the Scales and in the tail of the Dragon.” After that, various natural disasters would commence, and the only way for people to survive would be to flee to the mountains.
The letter caused massive panic throughout the continent, with even the Archbishop of Canterbury announcing a 72-hour fast to avert the doomsday prediction.