Patch Pitch: The End of the World?

What would you do or not do if you only had one more week to live?

If you believe all of the doomsday hype surrounding the Mayan calendar, we’ve got approximately eight more days left on this planet.  Specifically, prognosticators predict 12/21/2012 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time (whatever that is) will mark lights off for Planet Earth. 

Per www.timeanddate.com, “The Mayan calendar finishes one of its great cycles in December 2012, which has fueled countless theories about the end of the world on December 21, 2012 at 11:11(UTC)."

One theory suggests a galactic alignment which would create chaos on Earth because of the gravitational effect between the Sun and the Black hole called Sagittarius A, which is located at the center of our galaxy.

Another theory involves a 'polar shift', which means a reversal of the north and south magnetic poles. Scientists believe that the Earth is overdue for a geomagnetic reversal. However this can take up to 5,000 years to complete and does not start on any particular date.

NASA scientists have been thoroughly studying and analyzing the possibility of the Earth ending in 2012, but conclude that 21st December 2012 it will be nothing more than a normal December solstice. There is simply no scientific evidence to support any claims of an apocalypse on Earth in December 2012.”

But just in case, it can’t hurt to stock up on duct tape. And also, might I suggest putting all of that soon-to-be worthless currency towards buying me a really swell present for my birthday, which happens to be tomorrow? (For more information on my gift registries, please email me privately.)  

Kind of convenient that the end-of-the-world falls on a Friday this year. That should lend itself nicely to the occasion. 

Earlier in the week, WTOP was asking listeners what they'd recommend if the world was going to end. One caller advised, “We need to all take yoga. That way if it is the end of the world, we will be limber enough to kiss our butts goodbye.” 

So, Patch readers, it’s been great knowing you.  But before we part ways, I’d like to know, “What would you do or not do if you only had one more week to live?”


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