Thanks to a new video from NASA entitled “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday,” we can all rest assured that life will continue after the first day of winter.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Is it the end of the world as we know it? Probably not. But there has been speculation that the end of the Mayan calendar - Friday - will mean the end of days.
In south Florida, there was a spin on the would-be apocalypse. The end of the Mayan calendar was being marked with celebration.
Elizabeth Dashiell organized 'doomsday party' at Respectable Street Cafe in downtown West Palm Beach.
"We wanted to have a little bit of a laugh over the whole idea that the world won't be here tomorrow so let's party like there is no tomorrow," she said.
December 21 is regarded as the end-date of the more than five thousand year long cycle of the Mayan calendar. Some believe the end of the calendar will coincide with the end of days.
"We wanted to imagine something different," said Dashiell, about her gathering. "Maybe not necessarily the end of the world, but just change."
Historians, experts at NASA and even the Mayan people themselves, say there is no need to prepare for the end of the world.
The apocalyptic revelers on Clematis Street chose to dance the night away. December 21 had already arrived in some parts of the world and nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. Some say that bodes well for those of us in Florida.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
One person will win a three-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic Lx Sedan automatic.
Click to see the latest mugshots, plus this week's wanted fugitives.
This feature packed upgrade brings you faster performance, easier navigation, and stunning improvements to photos, video and readability.
Latest Local News Stories