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NASA calls triple due to doomsday inquiries


Posted on Thursday, 20 December, 2012 | Comment icon 40 comments


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NASA has been bombarded with calls from people who believe the world will be ending tomorrow.

With the last day of the Mayan calendar looming, rumors that the world is going to end tomorrow have reached fever pitch. NASA has seen triple the number of inquiries recently thanks to people seeking reassurance over tomorrow's events and the answer is, as always, that there is nothing to worry about.

To help debunk some of the common rumors the space agency has set up a web site to cover the topic. "Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012," the site states. Even the modern day Mayan people have distanced themselves from the concept, the end of the calendar is simply the end of one cycle and the beginning of the other - it was never intended to indicate the end of the world.

Click to view NASA's FAQ on why the world won't end

"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has seen call volumes triple at times as anxious Americans continue to bombard the agency with inquiries about whether the world will end tomorrow."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #31 Posted by highdesert50 on 21 December, 2012, 1:32
Ahem, consider the normal distribution, or bell curve, representing intelligence. For the half of the population that is above normal in intelligence, there is the other half that is below average in intelligence. Need I say more?
Comment icon #32 Posted by pallidin on 21 December, 2012, 2:17
That was good, Mac.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Comedian03 on 21 December, 2012, 5:20
Has anyone else heard anything about NASA supposedly sending up 3 passenger shuttles without announcing it? No clue if it's true or not, just something I saw someone discussing on FB so I thought I'd check here if anyone's heard a similar rumor.
Comment icon #34 Posted by pallidin on 21 December, 2012, 5:44
I would doubt if that's true at all.
Comment icon #35 Posted by csspwns on 21 December, 2012, 5:57
It's about 8:30ish AM in Europe and its December 21, 2012 there but the end of the world didn't happen. It's still 10:00 PM here in America
Comment icon #36 Posted by 4MinuteNile on 21 December, 2012, 6:03
Im a little pissed off to be honest... pick up your game Unexplained Mysteries.. id expect at least a joke article about how a giant brown dwarf system is rocketing right in full of annuaki aliens heading back to resubjegate their slave species that they created and get more GOLD for the next cycle! ahhhh well i'll be at the beach with my surf board waiting for the inevitable tsunami to come in and give me a wave that goes faster then the speed of sound around the planet YEEEEEHAAA!
Comment icon #37 Posted by JGirl on 21 December, 2012, 6:08
they should just put everyone on hold. that would freak them out
Comment icon #38 Posted by freetoroam on 21 December, 2012, 11:30
before you press play it looks like they were jiving.
Comment icon #39 Posted by pallidin on 21 December, 2012, 19:31
Gangnam style.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Magiclass on 21 December, 2012, 20:16
Well? It's 21/12/2012 I repeat well?


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