Breathe a big sigh of relief, world. It is currently 12/21/12 in New Zealand, and no Mayan Apocalypse has been reported thus far.
Because of time zones, the long-dreaded date that was meant to herald the end of times in the minds of the desperately gullible has already come to New Zealand and will pass without incident into December 22 by the time the apocalypse time wave hits most of us in the US.
Redditor MillerMan6 decided to do the world a solid and sit by his alarm clock waiting for 12:00 midnight to see in real-time whether or not he would be engulfed in flames, ascend to a higher plane of consciousness, or simply shrug and head to his local pub. We’re guessing he did the latter-most of those options.
“The world has not ended. Sincerely, New Zealand,” he posted, along with an image of the clock, reading 12:00am.
Gauging by the responses to the post, you can tell that Redditors are not entirely convinced that humanity has successfully averted the Mayan Apocalypse just yet.
“As a fellow New Zealander I suggest you check outside, zombie meteor volcanoes everywhere,” wrote one respondent.
“Yup. Can confirm that. And the stars are winking out of existence. Someone’s definitely tidying up and closing up the universe,” wrote another.
“There’s no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display in your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now,” wrote my favorite Redditor of the day, coolmichelle.
Of course, just because the Mayan Apocalypse didn’t happen in New Zealand doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go out tonight. You have our permission to get down like it’s 18.104.22.168.0.