Mayan Doomsday 2012: 'NASA confirms that... late evening, the sky will turn very dark...'
Nasa is so sure of the world not ending today, that they published a video dated December 22, 2012, titled ‘Why the world didn’t end yesterday’
It’s 21/12/12 today, and online rumours suggesting that today is the end of the world, as predicted in the Mayan calendar, have reached fever pitch.
Despite everyone’s best efforts, there remains some hysteria about 21/12/12 – call it the Mayan apocalypse or doomsday or whatever.
And while there are indeed people that continue to prepare just in case of a disaster, US space agency Nasa is doing its best to avert panic, but in doing so, may have actually fanned the rumour a little.
“December 21, 2012, won’t be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice,” Nasa says
But while that tongue-in-cheek statement is meant to be ironic, some online denizens are making a mockery of the doomsday believers and in doing so, using Nasa to ridicule the rumours.
“NASA has confirmed that on the 21st of December, late evening, the sky is going to turn very dark. This is a phenomenon called ‘Night,’” Mike Epps (@MikeEpps___) tweeted this morning. His tweet seems to have gone viral, and has been retweeted some 6,000 times at the time of writing this article.
Besides retweets, other Twitter users seem to be coming up with their own set of ‘wisdom’.
“@_emmgeexo: NASA confirmed that tomorrow between 4am & 6am it'll be 5am,” tweeted E. (@LoveelyEmm_)
“Tonight NASA has confirmed that Niall Horan only smiles in pictures when that picture is with a Kardashian,” tweeted another user baconwho goes with the Twitter handle @lou_ebooks.
In fact, Nasa is so sure of the world not ending today, that they published a video dated December 22, 2012, titled ‘Why the world didn’t end yesterday’. You can watch the video here...
Nevertheless, Nasa says it is being deluged with calls and letters from worried people all over the globe.
Agency spokesman Dwayne Brown told the Los Angeles Times that 200 to 300 people are contacting the agency every day to ask about the end of the world.