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One in Seven Believe in the End of the World 2012

Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a May Reuters poll.

In China, paranoia has hit all time high. Last week, police arrested over 1,000 members of a religious group who preached that Friday would be the end, according to BBC.

Dec 21 2012: Mayan Apocalypse, Where to Watch and Stream Live and Online

Slooh.com will be live-streaming feeds from its telescopes in the Cayman Islands and Arizona, keeping a close watch on the skies for rogue asteroids, monster solar flares and wayward secret planets, that may come with the Mayans' end of the world predictions for tomorrow, Friday December 21, 2012 — reported LA Times.  

"Rather than merely offer scientists' dismissals of the many silly doomsday scenarios that have now been heard by almost everyone in the world ... Slooh will take a 'let's see for ourselves attitude,'" said Bob Berman, an Astronomy magazine columnist who will offer commentary on some of the feeds.

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Michigan Closes Schools Early Because of Mayan Apocalypse

More than 30 Michigan schools closed early for the holidays, citing Mayan calendar predictions that the world will end on Friday, reported NBC News

Matt Wandrie, superintendent for Lapeer Community Schools, said "doomsday rumors are running rampant in several districts, adding to fears raised by last week's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut."

"Given the recent events in Connecticut, there have been numerous rumors circulating in our district, and in neighboring districts, about potential threats of violence against students [...] additionally, rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicted end of the world on Friday have also surfaced," Wandrie said.

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End of the World: The Vatican Speaks Out

The Christian Science Monitor reported that The Vatican has officially contracticted the Mayan's prediction that the world will end on 12-21-12. In an editorial in the Vatican's official daily newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, criticized "pseudo-prophecies" about the end of the Universe, and said the world is not ending ... yet.   

Australia and New Zealand Are Still Standing, But the World Still Can End

While naysayers of the Mayan Apocalypse point to Australia and New Zealand (where it's already 12-21-12) as proof that the world is not going to end on this day, Twitter conspiracy theorists are inundating the social networks with supposed reports of random and weird events taking place in the quiet rural areas of these two countries.

Meanwhile, marketers keep promoting their brands like there's no tomorrow (no pun intended) with companies like Jell-O offering pudding as the "funnest sacrifice," to the Mayan gods, Kraft giving Canadians free macaroni and cheese (a survivalist staple); and Old Spice offering this "Dikembe Mutombo Flash" game.

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Serbian Communist-Era Village Another Spot for Salvation From Doomsday

Yahoo News reported yet another shelter for those who believe the Mayan prophecy that the world will end tomorrow. Mount Rtanj, 155 miles east of Belgrade, towards Bulgaria, is yet another "salvation region." Locals believe the region's "mystical powers" come from the time the mountain "swallowed a castle" belonging to a sorcerer, trapping him inside.

"We're booked out," said Darko Jovic, manager of the Balasevic hotel. "People were even calling from the United States and we had to say 'No'. I couldn't even get a room for my own mother and sister."

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End of the World Playlist: Al Green Tops the Charts

1. Al Green, "The End is Near"

This 1989 classic has a nice gospel feel and Al Green amazing voice.

2. Elvis Costello, “Waiting for the End of the World” 

 

This 1977 funky classic preaches drinking, smoking, and getting some sun before the end arrives.

3. St. Vincent, “The Apocalypse Song”

In this thumbing classic, St. Vincent sings about "carbon on my body" because it's "Time."

4. R.E.M., It's The End Of The World

This classic needs to be on every list. Thanks to Ed Hancox for the recommendation.

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Another Village, This Time in France, is Believed to Be a Place of Salvation

BBC is reporting that the French village of Bugarach will offer shelter to those who believe the world will end tomorrow, and want to be rescued by the alien space shift that will supposedly emerge from a mountain carrying the faithful to salvation. Bugarach, population 200, is rumored since 2010 to be one of the few places from which it will be possible to escape the allegedly impeding doomsday.  

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Tourists Seeking Refuge in Turkey Village Believed to Survive Doomsday

ABC News reported, "a tiny, cobblestone-lined village in Turkey is offering hope" to those looking to survive tomorrow's supposed Mayan Apocalypse. Christians are gathering near Sirince, in a town that is believed to be the place where Virgin Mary ascended to heaven from, and also the birthplace of the Greek Goddess Artemis. And, accordingly, hotels are booked up and stores are packed in the area (especially since hotel owners are letting people to stay for free on December 21). 

End of the World 2012: How to Monitor Unusual Tectonic Activity

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If the Mayan calendar is right and December 21, 2012 will be the end of the world as we know it, then you should watch the US Geological Service's monitor of seismic activity. The Mayans predicted that lava would errupt and cover the earth. If that's going to happen, we'll likely see lot's of seismic activity and earthquakes before hand.

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Dec 21 2012: Mayan Apocalypse, Where to Watch and Stream Live and Online

There’s something very Hollywood about all the “end of the world 2012” stuff.

The event is rich in suspense. There’s a doomsday scenario. An ancient prophecy. And, almost everyone knows that things won’t really end that badly.

Almost everyone.

There are the strange, weird, and freaky people who are legitimately preparing for the end of the world. It has been reported that 10% of Americans believe that the world will end in 2012, while 14% of people worldwide think Earth will be a goner in their lifetime. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, or Earth's collision with a planet called "Nibiru."

As beforeitsnews.com has reported, there are some wildly absurd ways people are preparing for the end.

In China, a farmer has prepared for the coming end of the world by creating a giant survival pod made out of fiberglass and steel. Supposedly, the pod is airtight, fitted with oxygen tanks, seatbelts and has enough room for around 14 people.

In the Netherlands, a dedicated doomsday enthusiasts has created a replica of Noah’s Ark. It has been reported that the ark is just under half the size of the Titanic. The Arc is currently docked in the Dutch city of Dordrecht.

Bugarach France where it is believed to be the only place on earth that will be saved from the prediction that Aliens will arrive on earth on Friday, December 21 2012. Enthusiasts are, of course, flocking to the town.

One Doomsday Prepper from the United States has built a 700-acre compound and safe house west of San Antonio. Barbed-wire fences and bullet proof walls all form part of his “Safe House.”

Alas, all the bright at NASA are pretty confident the world won’t end.

Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.

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