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#1 Dec. 21, 2012: Fearful 'end of world' callers flood NASA12-19-2012, 10:54 PM
If there's one government agency really looking forward to Dec. 22, it's NASA.
The space agency said it has been flooded with calls and emails from people asking about the purported end of the world — which, as the doomsday myth goes, is apparently set to take place on Dec. 21, 2012.
The myth might have originated with the Mayan calendar, but in the age of the Internet and social media, it proliferated online, raising questions and concerns among hundreds of people around the world who have turned to NASA for answers.
Dwayne Brown, an agency spokesman, said NASA typically receives about 90 calls or emails per week containing questions from people. In recent weeks, he said, that number has skyrocketed — from 200 to 300 people are contacting NASA per day to ask about the end of the world.
"Who's the first agency you would call?" he said. "You're going to call NASA."
The questions range from myth (Will a rogue planet crash into Earth? Is the sun going to explode? Will there be three days of darkness?) to the macabre (Brown said some people have "embraced it so much" they want to hurt themselves). So, he said, NASA decided to do "everything in our power" to set the facts straight.
I should have picked up a duck at the grocery on the way home, I hate to not have a duck to roast on the last day.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
12-19-2012, 11:01 PM
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Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of global warming fanatics.“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
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12-20-2012, 12:42 AM
Then there's the question of WHEN......
What time of day and what time zone? I associate the Mayans with the area of Mexico City. I think that would be Central Time Zone in the US. If there are 24 time zones around the world..............
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12-20-2012, 12:58 AMThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
12-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Who can people sue if the world doesn't end??? Cause ya know some moron will want to...May the FORCE be with you!
#8 Re: Dec. 21, 2012: Fearful 'end of world' callers flood NASA12-20-2012, 05:29 PM
That poor Miss Universe who won last night may serve the shortest tenure ever! :DVoted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
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