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No One Told Russians the Mayan Apocalypse Isn’t Real

NASA, with its fancy “science” and “facts,” has pretty much put the kibosh on Dec. 21, 2012 being the end of the world. But not everyone got the message.

The New York Times reports that Mayan apocalypse fever has gotten so out of hand in Russia that government officials have had to publicly address the news. The head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reassured citizens that no, the world is not ending this month. Regardless, some are still hoarding food, and “panicked citizens stripped shelves of matches kerosene, sugar and candles.”

Still not satisfied? Then follow everyone’s favorite scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter. As he pointed out in a tweet in late November: “Y’all should know by now that if the World were going to end for any cosmic reason, I’d tell you how and I’d tell you when.”