Apocalypse predictions have been floated since the beginning of recorded history. Since the year 2000, however, it seems that each year has brought more and more theories about when the world will end. Between books and movies and TV shows, there's a lot of money in ruminating about the end of the world.
As 2012 and the Mayan calendar wind down to their final days, we offer you a few of our favorite pieces of end-of-the-world trivia. Whether you think the world will end with a bang, a whimper, or a ravenous horde of zombies, take a peek -- and test your apocalyptic bona fides!