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J E F F
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Does the world end at 12:00 AM or 11:59 PM on December 21?

Just wondering, I know they say the world is ending December 21st, but is it at 12:00 AM or at 11:59:99 PM? And what time zone would this be?

I'm skydiving and timing is important. I'll be going without a parachute and would prefer the world ends before I hit the ground.

If no one actually knows, then I'll just sit home and vegetate and harass you kind folks at this site....
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zirG

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Ridgeway, ON

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The Mayan Empire is located in what is now the Central Time Zone. Therefore the apocalypse will not actually occur until 01:00. So you have an extra hour of drinking before the skydiving!

I'd step out of the plane about fives seconds before 01:00 to get maximum effect. Great idea BTW No parachute I assume?



lugnut

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Actually the Mayan day begins at sunrise, so roughly speaking you have til sunrise, 7:48 AM tomorrow to make peace with your maker.

I'm going to the Keg for dinner tonight and putting the tab on Visa



J E F F
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Maybe you're both right? So sunrise tomorrow in Central time, so roughly 8:30?

Perfect, gives me time to call in sick to work.
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zirG

join:2012-12-18
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reply to lugnut

lugnut makes a good point and got me thinking.

I have revised my calculations and now believe that the time of the apocalypse may be the exact moment of the winter solstice:
Dec 21, 2012 06:11:32 EST



digitalfutur
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reply to J E F F

Australians already know the answer !



J E F F
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It's going to be pretty funny if there is some random power outage at 6:11 -- I'll either laugh or crap myself.
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capdjq
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reply to J E F F

said by J E F F:

Just wondering, I know they say the world is ending December 21st, but is it at 12:00 AM or at 11:59:99 PM? And what time zone would this be?

Are you just making it 100 secs to the minute to play for time?

I feel sorry for all the recent Lottery winners. I'll be in my Bunker.


J E F F
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Not sure if the bunker will do you any good once Earth is smashed into a million, itty, bitty, pieces.

However, I get the sneaking suspicion that this whole thing is just an elaborate hoax orchestrated by our government officials to take our minds off of the impeding fiscal cliff.
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J E F F
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I never thought about this, but it's going to be damned cold. Damned, damned cold. If the word doesn't end and I hit the ground...hard...I might shatter into a million, itty, bitty pieces.
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CanadianRip

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reply to J E F F

Mayans?

If those idiots knew anything, they wouldn't all be dead.



Thane_Bitter
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reply to J E F F

According to the prevailing bullshit it will be 6:11 AM your time
(same time as winter solstice).


Riamen
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said by CanadianRip:

Mayans?

If those idiots knew anything, they wouldn't all be dead.

The Mayans were never wiped out like the Aztecs and still exist today.


Wolfie00
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said by J E F F:

Just wondering, I know they say the world is ending December 21st, but is it at 12:00 AM or at 11:59:99 PM?

I'd be willing to bet the world ends when all clocks turn to 11:59:99. Either that, or on December 32nd, whichever comes first.


A Lurker
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reply to J E F F

Hey, still here....



HiVolt
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LOL...

Silly Mayans, no wonder they went extinct.
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lugnut

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It looks like I'll have to pay my Visa bill this month after all... Coises!



J E F F
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Welp, they didn't let me go skydiving without a parachute, and my finger froze on the way down so I couldn't remove the parachute. I guess that's a good thing though.

OTOH, never skydive in the winter.
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Guspaz
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reply to J E F F

Are we dead yet?



ekster
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Yes.

This is your afterlife.



J E F F
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said by ekster:

Yes.

This is your afterlife.

Well, this sucks.

Where the hell are my 70 virgins?
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Guspaz
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said by ekster:

Yes.

This is your afterlife.

Oh. OK, I'd better get back to work then.
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zacron
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said by J E F F:

said by ekster:

Yes.

This is your afterlife.

Well, this sucks.

Where the hell are my 70 virgins?

What has always concerned me about that whole thing is it doesn't specify age or sex... Kinda dodgy if you ask me. LOL
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said by zacron:

said by J E F F:

Well, this sucks.

Where the hell are my 70 virgins?

What has always concerned me about that whole thing is it doesn't specify age or sex... Kinda dodgy if you ask me. LOL

Post and reply of the day.
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Riamen
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Calgary radio station X 92.9 has been playing REM's 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It' all day long. Here's the live feed.

»www.x929.ca/listenlive.php


peterboro
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said by ekster:

Yes.

This is your afterlife.

If you followed the tv series LOST you and the rest of the confused souls in this thread would know the answer to that question.


Thane_Bitter
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reply to J E F F

My disappointment was limited to this mornings weather, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise since it rose the farthest to the South today.



Wolfie00
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said by Thane_Bitter:

My disappointment was limited to this mornings weather, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise since it rose the farthest to the South today.

That's right, today was the shortest day. From now on, days are getting longer, birds are starting to make plans to come back north and twittering in the trees again, and stores are planning their spring sales. Seriously, in terms of solar forcings, next summer is beginning. Unfortunately there's a huge lag between the immediate forcings and the visible results, and a lot of snow and miserable cold in between.
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koira
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said by Thane_Bitter:

My disappointment was limited to this mornings weather, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise since it rose the farthest to the South today.

wont be much different than what you will see tomorrow morning


J E F F
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reply to Wolfie00

Although technically the days have been ending *later* in the day since December 15th. (4:46 December 14th and 4:47 December 15th for Kitchener) Though we're still losing time (until today) because the mornings are losing a lot of seconds. That trend continues until July 1st when you start losing light at the end of the day. Weird how that part works.
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