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Top 12 Doomsday Prophecies That Never Came to Pass

By Becky Ferreira Dec 13, 2012

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In 1806, a hen in Leeds, England started laying eggs with the words, "Christ is coming" written on them. People panicked over the "Prophet Hen," until it was discovered that a local hoaxter had been etching the words onto the eggs in acid and then inserting them into the hen to be re-laid. What a sterling example of truth being stranger than fiction.

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