NASA Swamped with World Ending Calls
The headline says it all, people are so worried about today that they are calling NASA with questions about the potential ending. Dwayne Brown, spokesman for NASA told the LA Times, they have been swamped with calls and emails everyday leading up to December 21st (today).
Ranging somewhere in the 200 to 300 range every day over the last couple of weeks, people have been asking about the alleged apocalypse. They usually get 90 emails and calls. NASA is very confident the world will not end at any point today. In fact, they released a video for folks to watch on Saturday explaining why it didn't happen. Brown says they are doing "everything in their power" to provide factual information. Many questions they have been asked include "Will the sun explode", "Will a rogue planet crash into us", etc.
"The End", as forecasted by the ancient Mayans, is set for today. Many "Doomsday Preppers" have gained attention with TV specials and series highlighting their preparations for the event, even if it doesn't come today.
NASA scientist David Morrison told the Huffington Post in November "It's all a hoax. Even if the Mayans had prophesied the end times, their forecast would only be meaningful if you believe the Maya could predict the future. The Maya scholars I've talked to say flat out they did not make any such predictions...there are written references to dates that are hundreds of years in the future, which indicates the calendar must keep going."