Others think he may have got his sums wrong. I'll make a note in my Outlook calendar, just for fun. Maybe we can all write to him on May 22nd 2011 asking him what went wrong.
Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.
Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.
"Five times 10 times 17 is telling you a story," Camping said. "It's the story from the time Christ made payment for your sins until you're completely saved.
"I tell ya, I just about fell off my chair when I realized that," Camping said.
Of course, we could ask Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and friends, they investigated this in 1979.
From The Secret Policeman's Ball, 1979.