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It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

Today is the last day of finals, and the last day that the library will be open in 2012. So this will most likely be our last entry in 2012.

The Mayan Calendar ends on December 21, 2012, and some are predicting the end of the world (despite NASA’s assurances to the contrary). There have been many other Ends of the World that have been predicted in the past:

  • Nostradamus predicted that there would be a King of Terror in July of 1999, leading many to believe the world would end.
  • The Japanese group Aum Shinrikyo predicted the end of the world by nuclear war by the end of November 2003.
  • Harold Camping has predicted many dates for the End of the World, including May 21, 2011 and October 21, 2011.

And of course, when Orson Welles first broadcast “The War of the Worlds” on radio, people thought the end was near due to martian invasion. Take a listen and see if you can hear what the fuss was about.

We’ll be optimistic, and conclude it’s just the end of the semester. Have a great new year, and we’ll see you in 2013!


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