What's the deal with all this end of the world talk?
Thursday, December 20, 2012
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the end of the world, most of it around the date Dec. 21, 2012. However, experts are saying it's best to still do your Christmas shopping as an apocalypse is not going to happen. There is no evidence that Earth will be destroyed by a solar flare that day and scientists have not detected any planets likely to break Earth's orbit and bump against us. Those in the know are also saying that the end of the Mayan calendar does not portend any disaster. “The best thing about this 2012 nonsense is it creates interest in the Mayan people,” stated Van Stone, an end-of-world debunker and professor at Southwestern College, in an interview with City News Service. “People can go down there and see what…
With the countdown to the Mayan apocalypse underway, we're asking - how would you spend your last day in Johnston?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
We're pretty sure that the world isn't going to end on Dec. 21. But with all this hubbub over the Mayan 2012 prophecy, we have to ask: How would you spend your last day in Johnston, if you knew the world was coming to an end? Before you answer, we'd like you to pretend that depsite the looming apocalypse, all of Johnston's restaurants and hot spots remained open for business and the roads out of town were blocked off. Would you stay at home with your family? Would you head out one last time to order your favorite meal at a local restaurant? Would you catch the last performance of your favorite local band? Let us know in the comments section below.