James Arthur won The X Factor, Paul McCartney fronted Nirvana, the Pope tweeted and a monkey in a coat was found in IKEA.
Yes, folks, the Mayans were right, and the apocalypse is upon us.
It was also, of course, the week that Nick Clegg decided to declare war on the war on drugs, David Cameron came out in favour of gay marriage, the Spice Girls musical and the Hobbit film both opened, and Google Maps returned to the iPhone.
And as usual, we've rounded up some of the tweets that made us laugh about all of the above. And Matt Cardle.