9 months, 23 days

Mark your calendars! The end of the world is nigh, and we’ve got a specific date: the Rapture will occur on 21 May, 2011, and the world ends on 21 October 2011. How do we know this? As near as I can tell, it’s pure numerology, diddling dates to create a pretense of pattern that are then used to draw conclusions.

I wouldn’t worry about it. But now you’ve got an excuse to plan a party for next spring.