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Several people have claimed that the world will end Dec. 21—a rumor that is gaining prevalence across the media, pop culture and the Internet. Even the major motion picture industry has followed this trend: Columbia Pictures released a movie entitled “2012” three years ago that centers around apocalyptic weather events caused by a solar flare.
Although several reputable organizations, including NASA and even the US government, have refuted this claim, several people continue to claim that the Mayan calendar will end Dec. 21 (which, by the way, it won’t), signifying the end of the world.
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After careful research, the staff of The Spoke can safely conclude that the world will not end Dec. 21. (Editor’s note: And if it does, it won’t matter because no one will be left to say we were wrong.)
Despite the complete invalidity of these doomsday claims, the staff of The Spoke has, in the spirit of the holidays, decided to review 12 forms of entertainment, recreation and service—or, if you’d like to think of it in the doomsday perspective, 12 things to do before the world ends.