Where to Watch the End of the World?
Based on a vague set of predictions supposedly drawn from the Mayan calendar, some people are predicting that the world will end on 21st December 2012. These are a surprisingly cheerful set of doomsayers, with many planning parties and clubnights to commemorate the fateful night. But for those who don’t fancy the idea of spending their last night drinking alcopops and listening to cheesy pop, here’s is our list of end-of-the-world viewing spots for the more discerning:
1. The International Space Station
If you really want to define yourself as one of the most forward thinking and technologically savvy of our soon-to-be-extinct species, where better than to witness the apocalypse than from on high, orbiting our dear earth where the atmosphere is coolest, spaced-out and amazed with the full high-def spectacular unfolding at a safely satisfying distance before your very eyes! Demand is sure to be high and pricey for this one, with the faint-hearted warned that there are no rescue guarantees (from earthlings anyway). Book early.
2. Atop Everest
For those who would prefer to actually be on the earth when it goes down (or up, or out, or in), this one is a classy, if cold choice. There's still plenty of time to get out to the Himalayas and with average climbing time to the top about a week, you could make a pretty exciting holiday out of the whole trip. For the bold, the fastest time for an ascent of Everest is 16 hours 54 minutes, a record that's just crying out to be broken on the last day of the world.
3. On board the wreck of the Titanic
Come on, it's the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the greatest ship in the history of the world, wouldn't it be romantic to see out our human journey at the front of the Titanic, with a loved one, rein acting one of the cheesiest scenes from movie history just at the point when the curtain falls? ''I'm flying!'' you could say, or ''I'll never let go, Jack''. You don't have to be called Jack or Rose to do this, obviously, but it would be pretty cool if you were.
4. In Talum (a Mayan ruin, by the sea)
Assuming the Mayans were on to something when they made their prediction, perhaps, for those uncertain about the prospect of all life ending, or changing completely, on the 21st December, it would be a good idea to be where they were when they made their discovery. At the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Talum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, you could have a swell beach party before the event, and then when it hits you could either be swept away by the beautiful but deadly sea, or maybe even qualify for some sort of Mayan exemption from the whole thing? Worth a shot.
5. On a comfortable sofa at home
Finally, you could simply relax in the place most humans are happiest, on a comfortable sofa with some friends, some treats and snacks, and a big television (or laptop) in front of you and watch the sparks fly.
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