Do Time Zones Matter For ‘Mayan Apocalypse?' Australia And New Zealand Report World Hasn’t Ended, Yet

 Machu Picchu Mayan "Apocalypse" Web Cam
It was the Mayans, not the Incans, who were behind the 12/12/12 doomsday predictions. But that doesn't mean that a view of the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu isn't a worthwhile thing to keep track of as the day of the supposed Mayan apocalypse nears.

The day before the supposed "Mayan apocalypse," many have taken to social media to share that people where the day has begun are still alive.

It’s already Dec. 21, 2012, in New Zealand and Australia, and residents were kind enough to let their U.S. friends know that they were still there.

Some couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a few jokes about the situation.

Some people tweeted that the world had ended in Australia, but there was WiFi in Hell, while others added that even though the world ended in Australia they were serving red velvet cake.

So, there’s nothing to worry about, right?

While some people take comfort that the Mayan prediction hasn’t come true on the other side of the world, others point out that the Maya predicted the end of the world from their continent. Therefore, it would probably hit at the same time for everyone, regardless of local time.

Considering that NASA, among many others, says the world definitely will not be ending on Friday, it doesn’t seem time zones will make any difference since the world will be the same place it was yesterday.

"There is no true issue here," NASA astrobiologist David Morrison said. "This is just a manufactured fantasy."

The Mayan apocalypse no-show may be a letdown for “Doomsday Preppers.” But according to the people who appear on the National Geographic show, even if the world doesn’t come to a stop tomorrow, that doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. 

"My husband probably started prepping 10 years ago," Holly Blevins told Zap2it, about her “Doomsday Prepper” hubby, then she added her reaction:

"Oh good for you, honey. I am glad you are thinking of us. I just started asking some questions, but I have been getting increasingly serious."

"I am big on redundancy," her husband Jay Blevins said. "We can hunt, fish and plant more stuff."

He's not taking any chances in a post-apocalyptic world. 

"I want to survive," he says. "I want my kids to survive."

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