||How this will end the World
||Fictional / Scientific / Religious
||Mali were 4-0 down against Angola in a football game in 2010, with 11 minutes left, and were given 1000/1 odds of making a comeback. Final score: 4-4
||A plague or curse that turns humans into mindless zombies quickly spreads, until the whole human race is infected or undead.
||World War Z, The Walking Dead
||25% of those infected by a zombie would run from survivors to protect others
||A 30p bet turned into a £500,000 accumulator win, at 1/1,666,666 odds.
||Giant monsters (either created by humanity or from space) arrive and destroy everything.
||Godzilla, Pacific Rim, King Kong
||10% of people believe that we could do nothing to stop the rampage of Godzilla or King Kong
||Superbugs have sprung up several times in the last few years, but none has yet succeeded in human extinction.
||A superbug such as Swine Flu or Bird Flu or Ebola springs up and wipes out humanity before a cure can be found.
||A "flush" hand in poker has a 508/1 chance of appearing.
||Aliens with superior technology come to Earth and use powerful weapons to destroy it.
||Independence Day, War of the Worlds
||35% of people would fight an alien invasion
||One "small" asteroid has a 1-in-600 chance of hitting Earth in 2040.
||Plants evolve to levels where they are mobile and carnivorous, and outmatch the human race.
||Day of the Triffids
||Getting a straight in poker is less likely, at 254/1.
||A supermassive black hole enters our Solar System and consumes the Earth along with other planets and eventually the Sun itself.
||The odds of having identical quadruplets is only 1-in-13 million.
||Vampires with superior strength and agility, as well as supernatural powers, take control of the Earth and use humans as cattle.
||Being a vampire wouldn’t be so bad to the 1/3 of people who would love to be able to walk this world forever
||While multiple bookmakers have offered odds on the end of the world, they've remained cryptic as to how they would make your payout.
||The Mayan Calendar suggested the world might end in 2012. We're not sure how.
||According to Harold Camping: 1/1
||Harold Camping predicted the end of the world four times.
||The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse sweep across the land, and the good ascend to Heaven, with the rest of the world burning in Hell forever after.
||This is the End
||There's better odds on this than on getting a full house in poker - 693/1.
||Robots fail to follow the Three Laws of Robotics and set about improving themselves and taking over the planet.
||35% of people think the Terminator films might be right about the future of robotics
||There were at one point 1000/1 odds on man landing on the moon by 1970.
||Nanobots are created which consume matter in order to produce more of themselves, and go on to consume the entire planet on an unstoppable rampage.
||Jam, Grey Goo, Deus Ex: Invisible War
||All these natural disasters have shorter odds than dying from a car accident - 1/84.
||Natural disasters like World Earthquakes, Droughts, Ice Age, Lava everywhere or Super Storms
||The Day After Tomorrow
||24% who thought rising water levels was the most likely natural disaster to end the world
||The Biological Weapons Convention is supposed to prevent countries from developing, or using biological weapons, but this doesn't make the odds much longer.
||Scientists develop a weaponised biological substance which infects or consumes humanity.
||The Stand, 12 Monkeys, Resident Evil
||Odds on Leicester City winning the Premier League in 2016 (which happened) were 1/5000
||Apes evolve to be as intelligent as humans, and with their natural higher strength and ability, take over the world.
||Planet of the Apes
||19% would try to broker peace with intelligent, warlike apes
||You could try betting on solar flares destroying Earth, but NASA says it's impossible.
||A powerful solar flare irradiates the Earth beyond liveable conditions.
||You have better odds of being murdered first - 1/18,000.
||A massive asteroid hits the Earth and destroys the world as we know it.
||Still more likely than getting two royal flushes in a row in poker - 1 to 42 trillion.
||An evil from the past, probably magical or arcane, is awakened, and returns to destroy humanity.
||Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Thor II: The Dark World
||A fifth of people fear the rise of some ageless evil from the darkest corners of the world
||Odds of a roulette wheel landing on any single number is 1/35.
||World War III involves the launching of nuclear missiles, with everyone dying either from the initial explosions or from the fallout.
||Fallout, Mad Max
|Large Hadron Collider
||There's better odds on this than there are of you being an astronaut, at 1/13,200,000.
||The LHC creates a black hole and destroys everything in the nearby galaxy.
||The Flash TV series
||30% of people were concerned that a scientific experiment would bring about the end of times
|Sun Consumes Earth
||While a long way off, the odds are exceptionally short, as the event is guaranteed.
||The Sun expands, becomes what is called a Red Giant and its radius will be large enough to envelop the Earth.
||The Day the Earth Caught Fire