Look, this end of the world thing probably isn’t going to happen, so don’t cancel the kids’ soccer game. (Unless you want Harold Camping’s May 21 rapture as an excuse, in which case … I totally understand.)
If you’re wavering — Should we go on with life as normal? Should huddle together hope we’ve been good people? — I suggest you not spend the entire day waiting to see what’s going to happen. Instead, look to the very first place on Earth that will face the effects of Judgment Day.
Live Science is pointing readers to Kiribati, a small tropical island nation in the Pacific Ocean that lies just west of the International Date Line. Kiribati will be the first to experience the end of the world — they’re our Judgment Day 2011 canaries in a coal mine.
If they’re good, we’re all good.
Hawaii, which lies just east of the International Date Line, will be the last to know. Plus, they’ll have a whole day to figure this all out.
I’m not terribly concerned about Saturday or the end of the world or Judgment Day. But I love an opportunity to say “I told you so.” So my eyes won’t be on Kiribati — I think they’ll be just fine. Instead, if there were such a thing as a Harold Camping cam, I’d be totally glued to it. I mean, what’s he gonna say on Sunday?
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