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12/21/12: Why the world didn't end
If you're reading this, congratulations are in order: An alien mothership didn't appear above New York City, massive fissures didn't rend the earth to swallow continents, we weren't smote by a vengeful god or wiped out by comet on a trajectory toward Earth.
The Mayans were wrong, or at least misunderstood. The world didn't end.
Believers thought the world would end at 6:11 a.m. today, Dec. 21. Since most bars and restaurants scheduled their doomsday parties after the world's expiration date, what better way to celebrate the world's continued existence than heading to White Plains for a Mayan Martini?
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Believers could be forgiven for experiencing anxiety this week, but not all doomsday conspiracy theories resulted in something bad or depressing. People who might otherwise have never traveled were inspired to visit the Mayan pyramids, the Peruvian pampa and the sands of Giza. The History Channel will no longer run endless repeats of Ancient Aliens. And the famously reserved British will turn London into one big party.
But what if the world had ended? Click on over to this blog post by Newsday's Ken Schachter, who lists the iPhone 6, the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the 2013 Mets, and all the other, uh, wonderful things we can look forward to now that the world is safe again.