Not that anyone was really bothered.
A recent discovery of a Mayan calendar in Guatemala has revealed that the end of this earthly period, in just about 43 minutes from now is not, as was assumed, the end of the world but just the completion of a cycle. In fact these 16,000 year cycles are prophesied to go on for infinity.
A bit like the odometer of a car reaching 99999.9 going on to 1. Unless you buy a British car, or course. You could barely guarantee getting them off the forecourt before they fell apart.
Bit of a relief, really. I was going to have real trouble chugging down 37 bottles of wine before midnight.
Well I wasn't going to leave them for the buzzards. Talk about casting pearls before swine. That Chardonnay cost me a small fortune.