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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BrandonW.Prather
BrandonW.Prather

 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.

KobeWild
KobeWild

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.

nobodyhadachance
nobodyhadachance

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

commentonitall
commentonitall

@nobodyhadachance 

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.