A non-event is an anticipated or highly publicized event that either does not occur or turns out to be anticlimactic, boring, or a hoax. Non-events tends to be disappointing because they are often hyped prior to their occurrence.
Direct quotes from Merriam-Webster: "an expected event that fails to take place or to satisfy expectations" or "an often highly publicized event of little intrinsic interest or significance"
Notable non-events include:
- The much-hyped 1973 appearance of Comet Kohoutek
- The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault - The 1986 live television special in which Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's vault, which turned out to contain a bottle of moonshine
- The Year 2000 problem (Y2K bug)
- "Nonevent - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". Merriam-webster.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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