Why the World Won’t End Today

NASA put together a video debunking the theory that the ancient Mayans predicted the world would end this Friday, December 21, 2012. NASA designed the explanation to be viewed on December 22, but just in case, Chimesfreedom is making it available today.

Don Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near-Earth Object program at the Pasadena, California Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains that the Mayans merely predicted the end of a cycle. But, as R.E.M. showed in this exciting live peformance, “It’s the End of A Cycle” would not be as exciting as talking about the end of the world.

What did you do to prepare for the end of the world? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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