I know that there was a possibility that the world would end today, on the 21st of December, but assuming that little event didn’t go to plan I am scheduling this post anyway 😉
I bet you didn’t all go out and do things that you would regret, assuming that there would be no tomorrow to wake up and feel regretful in did you?
No, neither did I.
In late October 1953 the religious leader from the town of Muerzzuschlag, Austria, informed his people that the end of the world was nigh, and, unfortunately for neighbourhood peace, they were a little less sceptical that we are.
In the expectation that the time for repercussions was ending those villagers went on a doomsday spree, borrowing money they were unable to repay, dumping their wives for their girlfriends, giving away their belongings or dancing the night away.
Probably the most popular person in the village was the local publican who served free drinks to all comers.
I wonder what those villagers who weren’t members of the sect thought of the gullibility of those end-of-the-worlders?
Apparently there were a lot of regretful people when the world continued on. The authorities were called in to sort things out, and I guess for a few people their own personal little world had ended.
I am using this as an excuse to add a clip of my favourite end-of-the-world movie scene, the start of Armageddon.
“It happened before, it will happen again. It’s all a question of when…”
Just not today 😉