British doomsday mathematician Gordon Ritchie provides this update on his latest attempts to predict a terrorist bomb attack on the UN Plaza in Manhattan:

On April 29th we started predicting dates for a terrorist Nuclear Bomb at the UN in midtown. After making several mistakes we realised that 1 Kings 18:43 declared we would get it right at the 8th attempt (Since Elijah asked his attendant to go and look for a man made mushroom cloud 7 times after the first no show, making 8 attempts in all). The trouble is that we have found it hard to decide just what a valid attempt is. Here are all the incorrect dates we have so far proposed…

2006Iyyar21 (May 19/20) [7 days after 2006Iyyar14]
2006Iyyar28 (May 26/27) [7 days after first mistaken date]
2006Iyyar11 (June 8/9) [First day of the 2,000 pigs of Mark 5 incorrectly calculated]
2006Sivan12 (June 9/10) [First day of the 2,000 pigs of Mark 5 correctly calculated but misinterpreted]
2006Tammuz2-6 (June30-July4) [7th sabbath after 1st mistake/7th sabbath omitting 2006Sivan5/7th Sabbath lookout day]
2006Tammuz28/29 (July 25 – 27) [Assumed contest began on 911]
2006Ab3/4 (July 30 – August 1) [Assumed second ‘day’ of contest began when wheat went limit up in Chicago]
2006Ab8 (August 4/5) [Assumed second ‘day’ of contest began on non BLC day of 2006Adar28 so that 1750th day is sabbath]
2006Ab15 (August 11/12) [7th sabbath lookout period assuming 2006Tammuz2/3 and 2006Tammuz4-6 were separate sabbath mistakes]

What we now propose is either…

2006Ab22 (August 18/19) [7th sabbath lookout period after first mistake, counting 2006Tammuz2-6 and 2006Tammuz28/29 as two separate mistakes in the same sabbath month]]

Or in the alternative…

2006Ab29 (August 25/26) [7th sabbath lookout period after first mistake, counting the whole sabbath month of 2006Tammuz as one mistake]

More from this plucky but mathematically-challenged soothsayer here.