No sooner had planet earth survived the "Blood Moon" which the Express reported would mark the end of the world, than the same paper told us a "Mega-Tsunami" was posing a biblical threat to humanity (other outlets, and even the scientists quoted in the article, were less convinced).
These are just the latest in a string of "end of the world" headlines and claims from the Express this year. Clearly tall tales of extreme weather were no longer enough. Recent efforts have included:
- "Blood Moon: ISIS, nuclear bombs and Walmart plumbing woe 'prove' world WILL end in 28 days"
- "A mega-tsunami of biblical proportions presents a real threat to humanity today, scientists have warned."
- "Replacing soldiers with 'droid war' robots could 'end the world'"
- "Is the universe on the brink of collapse? Study says catastrophic event is 'imminent'"
- "[A] 1,000-metre wide [asteroid] will hurtle terrifyingly close to the planet within days, sparking fears of an unprecedented disaster" [Note: For the record, the asteroid missed us by around three million miles]
- "Scientists fear a plan to beam messages to possible alien civilisations could spell DISASTER for humanity on Earth"
- "How rare planetary alignment of Venus, Mars and the Moon tonight could be a sign of DOOM"
- "Black Death was 'triggered by ASTEROID impact and could reoccur TODAY', scientist claims"
Keen-eyed readers will have noticed the world hasn't ended as yet.