Is It the End of the World Yet?

When doomsdayers and Mayan calendar enthusiasts predicted Dec. 21, 2012, would be everyone's last day, scientists guffawed. If you thought the world was ending, how would you spend your final 24 hours?

If you take the word of NASA or the Vatican, today is just another day. However, if you adhere to the Mayan Calendar, today the world ends.

Should that happen, Patch will be sure to send out a breaking news alert. In the meantime, the United States government really wants you to know Dec. 21 is not the end of the world as we know it.

"The world will not end on Dec. 21, 2012, or any day in 2012," reads a Dec. 3 blog post on the USA.gov website. "False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others."

NASA also offers scientific explanations debunking 2012 doomsday predictions on its website.

BUT if you knew today was the end of the world, how would you spend it? Tell us in the comments.

evelyn armijo December 21, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Just as I already planned. I would go shopping in Newport Beach with my daughter and grandson.
Charles December 21, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Swapping and swinging. Couldn't think of a better time to do it. All the neighbors, coworkers, etc. Nothing to lose.
Pautna December 21, 2012 at 03:40 PM
If you adhere to what? "Experts on Mayan culture say that date [December 21, 2012], the winter solstice, simply marks the end of a cycle, no different than flipping the calendar to a new year after Dec. 31." — From an article by James Figueroa in the Pasadena Star-News, November 25, 2012
tiny December 21, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Since during an earlier frightening experience I prayed, this is what I would do.
Lil-Marty December 21, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Today is the end of the world! I live by the Mayan calendar! I have invited all of my "little people girlfriends" over to my house tonight (minus Little Shrimp). They are leaving all of their "worldly possessions" including their clothes on my doorstep. PARTY WITH LIL MARTY! Lil Marty Leisure World
MFriedrich December 21, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Hey this is some b.s. I gave away all my belongings and stuff to my neighbors. What am I going to do now? Maybe I can steal it back. Harold Camping and Mayans are jerks!
Bill December 21, 2012 at 07:08 PM
in the blue grotto while underwater @ wolf island in the galapagos, equador !!!!
Shripathi Kamath December 21, 2012 at 07:09 PM
So how big was the suite on your ark? Mine did not have HBO. It had TV though.
Paige Austin December 21, 2012 at 07:26 PM
That does sound like a lovely day!
Shripathi Kamath December 21, 2012 at 07:41 PM
If more shared your joie de vivre, Lil-Marty, the world would be a happier place. :-)
Panglonymous December 21, 2012 at 08:19 PM
built a king on compliments charisma and advertisements still they see him shimmer ephemeral it ain't supernatural or maybe out of body experience I flew around the little room once on intravenous Demerol it weren't supernatural sudden smell..certain view sparks a whoppin case of the deja vu is it inexplicable it ain't supernatural or maybe -vic chesnutt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlti_tNwHf8
Norm Bour December 22, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Great song, great video! I stopped shaving since I though "why bother?," if the world is ending. May have to go back to that evil chore tomorrow. And since today is the shortest day and more daylight begins tomorrow, treat it as through the world DID end and you are beginning anew. Maybe it's not the end of the world's world, just the one you may chose to leave behind.
artie short December 22, 2012 at 01:46 AM
brilliant idea marty....u obviouseli got all the brains in our family!!!!!...u shood invite lil shrimp tho....we could use her tiny body to sheild us from the first wave of asteroids!!!
Panglonymous December 22, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Problem is, they say he's pansexual. Icky.


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