WATCH: Australian Prime Minister Warns of World-Ending Zombies

"My dear remaining fellow Australians, the end of the world is coming," warns Julia Gillard. "It turns out that the Mayan calendar was true."

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“My dear remaining fellow Australians, the end of the world is coming,” said Julia Gillard.

Luckily for all of us, she was joking. The Australian Prime Minister’s remarks were a light-hearted response to a popular radio show that predicted the world would end at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 7 causing “total human annihilation.”

“Whether the final blow comes from flesh eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-Pop, if you know one thing about me, it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end,” she said.

The U.S. space agency NASA recently assured visitors to its website that the world is not , in fact, ending when the ancient Mayan calendar runs out .”The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years.”

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 10 Doomsday Predictions That Didn't Come True

(10.) ~ Vesuvius Destroys Pompeii - Doomsdate: 79ADRomans confused the volcanic eruption with a doomsday prediction made byPhilosopher Seneca.

(9.) ~ Pat Robertson - Doomsdate: 1980sTV Evangelist predicted Jesus would return in the 1980s. Non-Believers would be hellbound.

(8.) ~ John Gribbin and Stephen Plagemann - Doomsdate: March 1982Alignment of 7 planets would cause disastrous sunspot activity, earthquakes and reversethe Earth's rotation.

(7.) ~ Camille Flammarion and Halley's Comet - Doomsdate: 1910French astronomer believed the comet would destroy Earth's atmosphere.

(6.) ~ Charles Taze Russel - Doomesdate: 1914Founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses predicted 1914 as the end of the world.

(5.) ~ Hal Lindsey - Doomsdate: Sometime before December 31, 1988A host of World Events ranging from Communism to Nuclear War would lead to the end of days.

(4.) ~ Richard Noone - Doomsdate: May 5, 2000Alignment of several celestial bodies would cause massive amounts of melting ice and catastrophe.

(3.) ~ Black Hole in Switzerland - Doomsday: 2008Some scientists - such as Professor Otto Rossler - predicted the Large Hadron Collider would create a world-ending black hole.

(2.) ~ 'Heaven's Gate' - Doomsdate: 1997Elements of this religious group committed suicide - believoing a UFO following the Hale-Bopp comet would save them from an impending Doomsday.

(1.) ~ Harold Camping - Doomsdate: May 21, 2011 at 6pm (Revised to October 21, 2011)Predicted the Rapture - only 2% of the population would make it to heaven.


Why do these end of the world predictions always happen in December.   Why not in the summer time. 

If I'm going to die.. I want to die with a good tan.


I don't see the "joke" in your link. Where exactly is it?



Seeing as how she provided no link I am not surprised you found no "joke."  Your poor attempt at being humorous however was very evident.