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#956134 - Tue Dec 18 2012 11:37 AM 21st December 2012 and the End of the World
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Question - if the world is to end on Friday, in which time zone will it be? grin

Ought we to open our Christmas presents early do you think?
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#956159 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:10 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: sue943]
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I guess if it follows the time zones for ending, us on the later zones would have at least a few hours notice. Then I could start tearing into gifts. But if I get that new car, I wouldn't have much time to drive it very far laugh


Edited by ClaraSue (Tue Dec 18 2012 01:11 PM)
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#956162 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:34 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: ClaraSue]
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It would have to be midnight in the time zone the Mayas lived in (because that's the actual end point of the calendar), so the US would see it just after midnight and Europe a few hours before.

But then the prediction wasn't for the END of the world but for a major change, the beginning of some new era. I guess we could wake up on the 22nd enslaved by sentient Facebook profiles or something like that. (Of course you could all prevent that particular fate by deleting yours while you still have the time... smile )
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#956164 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:47 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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#956165 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:50 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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I guess I'd better get my new car before Friday if I want to test drive it then. wink
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#956170 - Tue Dec 18 2012 02:03 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: ClaraSue]
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Spend up big as there won't be any credit card bills to pay off wink We're having our work Christmas party on the 21st but being in Oz, we'll get to see most of the 22nd anyway. smile
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#956174 - Tue Dec 18 2012 02:33 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Tizzabelle]
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My birthday is the 21st. No wonder nobody's sending me any presents

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#956175 - Tue Dec 18 2012 02:48 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Jennings]
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If the Mayans and Dommsdayers (is that what there called?) are right about the end of the world, I will let them tell me about for the rest of my life. wink

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#956176 - Tue Dec 18 2012 02:56 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: George95]
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I'd like to at least see a power outage because of all the hype. Since I have very poor luck nothing will happen.
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#956182 - Tue Dec 18 2012 03:46 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: rayven80]
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Awww Jennings! But then, you won't have to send them any will you?
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#956183 - Tue Dec 18 2012 03:49 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: ren33]
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Yep, I've told my twin brother he won't be getting a present, lol

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#956186 - Tue Dec 18 2012 04:34 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Jennings]
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I guess I won't even have a birthday in 2012 if that is the case. Mine is a mere nine days away too!
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#956199 - Tue Dec 18 2012 04:57 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: dg_dave]
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Dang it! And I just sent my sister her birthday gift today. I could have saved on shipping charges.
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#956306 - Wed Dec 19 2012 03:55 AM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: ClaraSue]
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This all reminds me of 31st December 1999 when all the computers were going to crash at midnight affecting major installations. I was at a party on New Year's Eve at a house where you would be able to see if France exploded at the dot of midnight, they are an hour ahead of us. smile There are nuclear installations on the French coast nearby so it could have been quite a firework display if they had gone bang!

Nothing happened and I didn't hear of anyone having problems at the change of the millenium.
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#956361 - Wed Dec 19 2012 01:56 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: sue943]
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If anything happens, and I seriously doubt an earth-shattering event will happen, then I won't live to se 30 (a month from Saturday).

I remember a few years ago, when the world was to end. The ladies came out onto the porch at a set time, waitecd a bit, then filtered in to eat as, clearly, everyone was still here. (If I recall correctly, someone even said "we're still here" before heading inside).
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#956367 - Wed Dec 19 2012 02:26 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Jazmee27]
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Hmmm. The Mayan Calendar doesn't actually predict the "end of the world". It's simply as far as they calculated it before the Spaniards murdered most of them, so they didn't have a chance to make more. So don't open your presents early, that's bad luck (giggles).
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#956386 - Wed Dec 19 2012 04:52 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Jakeroo]
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I just found this online copied from a FaceBook entry. It seems we have a few more years to go wink
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The world is actually going to end in 2035, because that's when the Game Cube Animal Crossing calendar ends.
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#956402 - Wed Dec 19 2012 06:39 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Tizzabelle]
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We'll all wake up on the 22nd and find a completely changed world. The Bankers have repaid every penny, all politicians are as honest as the day is long, nuisance phone calls selling you things never ever happen, every economy in the world is in the best possible shape and there really are aliens.

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#956413 - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:25 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Christinap]
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I don't think the Mayan's were very good at predicting the end of civilizations. They didn't see theirs coming.
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#956507 - Thu Dec 20 2012 08:30 AM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: sue943]
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It is December 21st now in many places... As far as I can tell the world isn't ending yet.
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#956510 - Thu Dec 20 2012 09:23 AM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: Daaanieeel]
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I feel sorry for people who predict the end of the world on a certain date. If it doesn't happen they are ridiculed as idiots. If it does happen they don't get to gloat.

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#956511 - Thu Dec 20 2012 09:35 AM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: mountaingoat]
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I had gloat as a Crystal Ball word once! Have I mentioned that?

My sanitation schedule doen't address this event. Should I still put out my rubbish Friday morning?


Edited by mehaul (Thu Dec 20 2012 09:45 AM)
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#956516 - Thu Dec 20 2012 11:31 AM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: mehaul]
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There is still time, the world won't end time zone by time zone, you will have to be patient and wait until we are in the correct time zone for the Mayans apparently. smile

Go on you Aussies, gloat, you are getting a longer time than the rest of us.


Edited by sue943 (Thu Dec 20 2012 11:33 AM)
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#956518 - Thu Dec 20 2012 12:09 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: sue943]
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I'm pretty confident that the world won't be ending for a "few years" yet smile
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#956533 - Thu Dec 20 2012 02:29 PM Re: 21st December 2012 and the End of the World [Re: JaneMarple]
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I hope the world does end... I spent my mortgage payment on the strength of it! Hahahaha

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