Apocalypse not now
Published 22/12/2012 | 05:00
THE dark planet Nibiru failed to obliterate Earth and the promised solar storm never raged. The world is safe and we can breathe again.
Across the globe, there was relief that the apocalypse had failed to materialise yesterday, and doomsayers, some of whom had partied like it was their last few hours on Earth the night before, were left scratching their heads.
The end of the 5,125-year Mayan Long Calendar had prompted predictions of a catastrophic end for mankind, but according to the US Geological Survey, it was a "fairly unremarkable day".
There were about 120 small earthquakes, including a moderate one in Japan, which was "very much a normal day". (© Daily Telegraph, London)