With the new movie "2012" imagining the end of the world as we know it, MSN reflects on pop culture's obsession with the apocalypse.
Be prepared: "2012" star John Cusack suggests this survival plan.
Don't panic: Remember worries over the Y2K bug? Take comfort in these other dubious doomsday prophecies:
* 1997: Heaven's Gate cult prepares for Earth's "recycling."
* 1982: Televangelist Pat Robertson alerts his flock.
* 1806: English chicken lays warning eggs. Huh?
Apocalypse next: Later this month "The Road" will show moviegoers Cormac McCarthy's post-doomsday vision. Enjoy the trailer -- while you still can.”
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