Hey, We're Still Alive!

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

Tallahassee, FL -- If you weren't expecting the sun to come up Friday, sorry! It did, and it looks like December 21st wasn't the end of the world.

"Looks like any other day to me! But I don't know...it's superstitious but you can't just give up on the end of the world," said Darius Wilson in between shopping.

The ancient Mayan Calendar's last day was December 21, 2012, leading some to believe it was Doomsday.

"I think anything's possible, I mean I've been waiting for it for a while, I don't know what's going to happen. Dollar might crash, zombies, I don't know what's going to happen," said Anthony Hugar, who added he was prepared.

While some were fearful, others are using the occasion to celebrate.

"I wanted to cover all my bases and throw a party," said Midtown Filling Station managing partner Alex Beltrami. The bar was holding a "Last Party in Tallahassee" bash Friday night.

If the sun comes up on the 22nd, it's safe to say people can come out of their bunkers.


Adapted from Associated Press Release

DENVER (AP) -- A chorus of books and movies has sought to link the Mayan calendar to rumors of impending disasters ranging from black holes and solar storms to a change in the Earth's magnetic field.

Scientists say predictions of an impending apocalypse are a bunch of hogwash.

In Denver, the city is testing new outdoor warning sirens on Friday, and they're well aware of all the talk about the Mayan calendar and time running out for the world's population.

In announcing the drill, officials said they wanted to make sure that people knew that the wailing sirens didn't mean it was the end of the world.

AP-WF-12-21-12 1549GMT


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