End Of The World Prophecy Mocked By Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poked fun at the Mayans by making a lighthearted commercial on a breakfast radio show, according to NBC News.
"Whether the final blow comes from flesh-eating zombies, demonic hell-beasts or the total triumph of K-Pop, if you know one thing about me, it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end," Gillard said in a message to the "dear remaining fellow Australians."
She concluded her message by saying "Good luck to you all."
"What Australian doesn't mind a laugh from time to time? Anyway, the world's going to end tomorrow so shouldn't you be writing about that?" A spokesman for the PM when contacted by the told the Australia's Herald Sun said
Nations like Australia and New Zealand have an early jump on the rest of the world in that they are almost a day ahead of everybody else. Dec. 21 already has come for them and reports from their side of the planet indicate no major problems.
NASA continues to reassure people that the end of the world is not upon us and that the Mayan calendar has no bearing on cosmic events.
"The world will not end in 2012. 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 said. "Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012,"
"This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar," the space organization added.
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