Friday, December 21, 2012
The Mayan calendar predicts the "end" to come today, but at what time? Here's the answer, which may surprise you.
Just so you know, we all made it. The world didn't end. I know—shocking, right? "But it could still happen," you thinking. Nope. The end of the world was supposed to happen today at 11:11 UTC, which is 5:11 a.m. for everyone living in the Midwest—6:11 a.m. for those East Coast folks. What did you do to "celebrate" at the time? The folks here at Patch—we were sleeping. Catch up on all our end of the world and apocalypse news (but remember, it was all light-hearted to begin with):
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Spirit of Joy Pastor David Cobb doesn't really believe the world will be ending Dec. 21, but he does have advice on how to spiritually prepare for the end of days.
(Editor's note: This is the second in a three day series discussing the Mayan apocalypse/end of the world. See yesterday's story about what the hubbub is all about. Check back with Patch on Dec. 21 to see if we're still all here on what's supposed to be doomsday.) David Cobb, the pastor at Lakeville's Spirit of Joy Christian Church, is taking this whole "Dec. 21 is the end of the world" thing pretty seriously. He said he's going to have REM's "It's the End of the World as We Know it" playing on loop all day long tomorrow. "Or just once. As I work out," he corrected. "I'm not taking it all that seriously." But the Mayans. They predicted it ... "If the Mayans could predict things and the future so well—they couldn't see the demise of their…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar, how to throw an awesome end of the world party, and the potential impact of all that on Apple Valley and Rosemount.
Editor's note: This is the first in a three day series discussing the Mayan apocalypse/end of the world mythology. Check back with Patch tomorrow to see what local religious leaders say you can do to prepare spiritually (yes, really) for doomsday. People have called (seriously) NASA and asked: "Should I worry about finishing Christmas shopping on Saturday if the world is going to end on Friday?" To answer that, let's look at the National Weather Service forecast for the end of the week (world) here in Apple Valley and Rosemount: Seems kind of pleasant. Here's the real answer to whether you should plan on Saturday Christmas shopping: Experts say Dec. 21, 2012 is going to be just another typical winter solstice, and not to make any rash …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Mayans may or may not have predicted the apocalypse will occur Dec. 21—less than two weeks from today. Do you buy it?
Time for another Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch Poll, and it's simple this time: Do you expect the world to end Dec. 21, 2012? Apocalypse in the house ... and it's less than two weeks away. Seriously though, even NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. Or so they think. “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA wrote. But maybe they're just fun-haters: there are a number of parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year…