I thought it would be helpful to collate some of the innumerable online bits and bobs regarding Friday’s supposed end of the world.
The Guardian has an informative page dedicated to the end of the world. It’s called “Apocalypse Live.”
And there’s this video from The Guardian, called “The Mayan apocalypse: how to destroy the Earth.” Science correspondent Ian Sample demonstrates how the world could end using a variety of household props, including a blow torch, some pebbles from his garden and a miniature snooker table.
Facebook, of course, is a font of fun photos about the end of the world. Here’s a nice shot of Dr. Who taking credit for saving the world. I’m not sure exactly where this comes from.
And here’s a fantastic posting from The Telegraph. It’s got an almost minute-by-minute look at the day it all should’ve ended. And it includes this video.
NASA got in on the action, trying to reassure people that the world didn’t end.
According to Time Magazine, NASA has been inundated with people asking whether the world would really end on December 21. Because of the clamor, NASA has taken the fears of the end of time seriously.
And although NASA scientists may think the concept is bunk, they were afraid that the panic about the end of the world could spark widespread irrational and potentially dangerous actions from people.
Watch NASA’s video on the Mayan 2012 Apocalypse “Why The World Didn’t End Yesterday” below:
And as the Christian Post reports, the Pope also joined the fray. The Vatican’s chief astronomer warned people not to anticipate any kind of Armageddon on Friday.
Here are a couple fun shots that we’ve found.