On Friday the 21 December 2012 at 11:11 the world did not come to an end, despite predictions by the Mayans.
Across the world thousands had prepared for the end of days, with some fleeing to a mountain in the French town of Bugarach, one of the only places believed to be safe from impending doom.
According to rumour a visual spectacle would also have been provided when spaceship-riding aliens emerged from the mountain to save nearby humans.
Others bedded down in luxury bunkers, or partied in anticipation of the end of days. Model Niki Ghazian told the New York Post she didn't want to die on a "dry spell", telling the paper she wanted to go 'out with a bang.'
Josef Stalin's underground bunker was available to those fleeing impending doom for just £920, plus 50% cashback if the world did not end.
But when the moment the Mayans predicted the world would end came and went, the world (or its citizens that were awake) breathed a collective sigh of relief.
At The Huffington Post UK we chronicled our doom in a liveblog and a website.
See below for a blow-by-blow account of the world not ending.
21/12/2012 19:48 GMT
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21/12/2012 14:55 GMT
A journalist speaks in front of a TV camera in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching Dec. 21 with calm and equanimity, the people whose ancestors supposedly made the prediction in the first place. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)
21/12/2012 11:51 GMT
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21/12/2012 11:23 GMT
HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE WORLD NOT ENDING
21/12/2012 11:12 GMT
It's gone 11:11 and the world has not ended.
See http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/maya for more details
21/12/2012 10:59 GMT
TWISTING THE TRUTH
As the so-called "Mayan doomsday" approaches, the Mayans of Guatemala are speaking out against what some are calling a government- and tour business-led effort to profit off misinterpretations of their traditions.
21/12/2012 10:50 GMT
END OF THE WORLD LOL CAT
21/12/2012 10:28 GMT
THE END OF THE WORLD.. AS SEEN AROUND THE WORLD
21/12/2012 10:24 GMT
@ carolinepennock :
.@JonathanHaynes Argh! Would everyone please stop talking about the 'Mayans'. They are the MAYA. Mayan applies only to the language.
21/12/2012 10:06 GMT
EVEN THE BBC ARE TAKING THIS THREAT SERIOUSLY
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