Should that happen, Patch will be sure to send out a breaking news alert. In the meantime, the United States government really wants you to know Dec. 21 is not the end of the world as we know it.
"The world will not end on Dec. 21, 2012, or any day in 2012," reads a Dec. 3 blog post on the USA.gov website. "False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others."
BUT if you knew today was the end of the world, how would you spend it? Tell us in the comments.