Today is the end of the world and my friends are still fooling around

I received an e-mail from Kerrendor (mass mailed to my close group of friends) today:

From: Kerrendor
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Subject: It’s nice knowing you

If the world ends today, I just wanna tell you guys that:


The e-mail came with links to two articles announcing that some scientists are going to destory Earth today (or tomorrow depending on time zone conversion):

The end of the world is nigh . . . or is that nay?

Will the World End on Sept. 10, 2008 and not 2012?

And here’s the discussion that followed:

From Unker Kell:

No worries yet, today they are only going to attempt the first circulation of a beam through the entire collider. High energy collisions will only occur on 21 October.

So, we have til 21 October to prepare for the end of the world.

From The Goonfather:

Well, it was also mentioned that you won’t see an immediate effect. Strange occurrences will start happening 4 years later.

Hopefully Prison Break Season 2 will be released on Blu-ray by then. [Ref]

From Wang Wang:


THE WORLD COMING TO AN END ON MY BIRTHDAY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

From Erwin:

Good rite, can save money on Bday celebrations.

From The Goonfather:

Save $ for farks? like as if u can still find ATM to withdraw money after.

I’m sure gonna miss my friends when the world ends.

It’s nice knowing you, too!

32 thoughts on “Today is the end of the world and my friends are still fooling around

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    Love the GF, as usual.

    The trouble is that it’s all just bollocks. The particle smashing will only do what is happening all the time as cosmic rays impact on Earth’s atmosphere – it’ll just do it in a controlled way in a controlled environment.

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    Its good to know that we are on the other end of the world and its gonna take a big explosion to hit us….

    I hope those people know what they are doing, I’m still 2 months from 18!

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    muscular: You will not be able to see your hands in front of your face?

    Mince Pye: I don’t know. I think I might go for a feast instead. Lvl 30 spicy buffalo wings? :P

    heartless: Wow, we think alike! I will miss food, too. haha.

    -=}{oT~dEv1L 666=-: I should hope so.

    tiger4: Haha… the things we do in life becomes kind of absurd when you start thinking about the life coming to an end.

    Jesta: Hmm, I hope you’re right. I didn’t really read the articles in detail. No time. Just skimmed through them. Which is why i didn’t participate in the crazy conversation my friends were having. Well, also because I was out all day and busy.

    Cornflict: Heh, well, I don’t think anything will actually happen. Sometimes people like to make a big fuss over nothing cos it makes life more exciting :p

    modchip: lolol, good one!

    shin: Um… you wanna organise one?

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    Scientist nowadays discover more and more slow-reacting foods/particle that causes illness.
    Most items like food only goes through tests that shows immediate reaction.

    It’s like u eat a certain food u won’t get a disease immediately, but if u consume it for 20yrs u get all sort of weird, uncurable disease. I bet 50 years ago, there wasn’t as much cancer cases compared to modern days.

    Going against nature isn’t really wise.

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    We are still alive!!! And still need to finish my project though.
    I am glad I did not do what I wanted haha, if I had then I probably in jail now. =P

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    Speaking from a gamer perspective, 21 October will be the date to grab a crowbar, don the orange hazardous environment suit, and make like Gordon Freeman…

    Watch out for the headcrabs!

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    Muscular: Depends on how muscular you are, if you were to enter a “black hole”, I think it will be quite wet.

    Mince Pye: Can I add a CT mod?

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    haha…. I LOLed :P

    I know this is a funny post but I can’t resist to share a bit of dull scientific fact. Sorry guys.

    If you understand particle Physics, you will know that there is nothing to worry about at all.

    The reason they charge the particles with very high energy and smash them together is to break them up into small pieces so that scientists can know more about fundamental particles.

    During the event of big bang, things exists in very fine particles, and scientists need to smash these things up so that they can know how things are like at the event of big bang…. they are super tiny bits of quarks and energy bits.

    Why they need to make a huge ass particle smasher? this is because the fundamental particles inside the atomic nucleus are held together by a very strong force. They need to apply a lot of energy into these particles to break up the strong forces so that it will disintegrate into smaller components.

    After breaking up, the fundamental particles will be highly unstable. They will decay into more stable particles very quickly so they is no need to worry that these weird particles will swallow up the whole world.


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    muscular: Well, if you’re talking about the LHC, I think it isn’t going against nature. I see it as the scientists are trying to imitate or recreate nature. :P

    Kerr: Duh…

    Maria: Yeah, I’m really amazed at the amount of rubbish we can produce.

    Wang Wang: I’m sure you will be able to. What would you like to do? :P

    Anlooo: Haha…. I wonder what you had in mind to do. :P

    JayWalk: lol… what if the world doesn’t end?

    tiger4: hehee… tough luck!

    Mince Pye: Not for me, thanks. Please keep away from me. :P

    Relax: In the first place, I don’t understand how smashing up particles could create black holes and how black holes could swallow the world, unless you’re talking about black holes that are larger than the world itself.

    I never actually read up about the big bang theory before. So, are you saying that before the world was born, there were just huge particles floating around. And then one day, they all smashed into smithereens, and the little bits that resulted ARE our universe???

    That’s too weird for my mind to fathom.

    So will this LHC create mini Earths with mini people? lol.

    heartless: food sustains my mood. :P

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    seems like food is more important to u then it is to me:P
    but u still look sooooo slim….
    got any secrets to ur great figure??

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    No Sheylara, that was not how universe work.
    Before the universe was born, there was no time and space for particles to float around.

    also, particles fuse to create larger substance, not smashing with each other.

    The particle smashing thing has nothing to do with big bang, it is just how scientist split things into smaller pieces, so that they know what are they, which are the stuffs existed right after the big bang event.

    let me explain about black hole.

    The “power” of black hole comes from its force of gravity
    However, at sub atomic level, gravity is very weak. It is the weakest of the four fundamental forces (which are strong forces, electro-magnetic force, weak force and gravity).

    Gravity force is significant only at astronomical level, and it takes a lot of mass to create something like black hole, much more mass than the whole solar system itself.

    Even if you create a tiny “black hole substance”, it is harmless and does not yield any problems at all. The force between electron and proton is much stronger than such gravity force at atomic level.

    Some people suggest that the worst nightmare of particle collision comes from a particle called “Strangelet” (such as the strange quark), which have weird characteristic and they say it will convert other normal particles into strange particles in a chain reaction fashion and literally convert earth into a grey goo, but that is more like a fictional story to me.

    Another good explanation of big bang is that the flying spagetti monster excreted its feces, which form into the universe we know today :P *wink wink*

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    Haha, thanks for all the continuing comments and discussions!

    Relax: I’m sorry but I didn’t quite understand your explanation. I don’t grasp scientific theories very well because I’m a very visual person and if I can’t see it, I can’t understand it. :P

    Well, but I like FSM explanation. That one I can understand. hahaha. :P

    heartless: There’s no secret lah. Just, um, good genes? And, uh, sometimes only eat one meal a day cos too busy to eat. :P

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