Friday, December 21, 2012

The End of the World

So today is the 21.12.2012, which is supposed to be the end of the Mayan calendar, and a lot of people believe, also the end of the world.

There's a couple of things though that don't fit in.

First of all, the weather outside looks rather anti-apocalyptic, just plain old fog, thick enough to cut, no signs of meteors, infernos, or anything like that.

Then there are time zones.

What time zone will the end of the world actually choose? It can't be the Australian one, as we would be long dead by now. (And who knows, maybe the Australians are, a friend who is rather chatty hasn't written any e-mails recently - but then, he could just be busy with work!) My time zone still has a good 7.5 hours left til the end of the day, so I guess I'll have to wait and see.

But what is with places, for example the U.S. State of Arizona, where there are 2 different time zones, or rather, part of the population uses daylight savings time, and part of it doesn't. Will the end of the world obey to the daylight savings time, and kill some people sooner and others later?

I can't guarantee that the world will still be here tomorrow, but I'd like to point out that - if I was the end of the world - I wouldn't have picked such a lousy, foggy old winter day. (Personally, I would have stayed in bed to begin with, as the cold from outside is creeping through the doors and windows, despite the heat being turned up to full. So if the end of the world has any common sense, it would have stayed in bed too, and would not happen, at least not today).

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