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Via: Jalopnik
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This is CNN, and this… is the end of the world.

That's probably the last thing you will hear right before this video is aired on live television, as the the zombies tear through your neighborhood, the aliens blast through the White House or a giant asteroid crashes into the Earth's surface.

Jalopnik writer Michael Ballaban, who used to be an intern at The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, has unearthed this "Doomsday Video" that CNN will reportedly play at the end of the world. He found it on their database one day with a note to "HFR [hold for release] till end of the world confirmed."

Regarding their final broadcast, CNN's founder Ted Turner once told The New Yorker:

"Normally, when a TV station begins and ends the broadcast day, it signs on and off by playing the national anthem. But with CNN — a 24-hour-a-day channel — we would only sign off once, and I knew what that would mean. So we got the combined Armed Forces marching bands together — the Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force bands — and took them out to the old CNN headquarters, and we had them practice the national anthem for a videotaping. Then, as things cranked up, I asked if they'd play 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' to put on videotape just in case the world ever came to an end. That would be the last thing CNN played before we — before we signed off."
In a note on the site, Ballaban says they won't disclose any details about who actually leaked the video to them.

"It's not something we've been sitting on since I was an intern in 2009. While I've been aware of its existence since then, it was only acquired after I came onboard here at Jalopnik," he writes.

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A UPS driver who makes regular deliveries to a nursing home recently stopped off per his usual routine and discovers quite a different scene. The depiction on his Youtube channel describes it best:

So I drive for UPS and I get to this nursing hospital that I literally deliver to every day. There are no cars outside, no signs of life at all. The door is open so I walk in and there isn't a soul there. No patients, workers, nothing. The lights are on and there is stuff scattered like it's been raided during the apocalypse. It was very creepy walking in.

What do you think about all of this? Is it a setup?

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Via: Geekologie
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With the so-called great apocalypse of December 2012 less than a month away, a Chinese man is building his own Noah's Ark in preparing for the impending doomsday. Lu Zhenghai, a resident of Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, reportedly spent his entire life savings of ¥1 million ($130,000 USD) to build a modest-sized refuge vessel that stretches 21.2 meters in length, 15.5 meters in width and 5.6 meters high.

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Everyone loves a good apocalypse, especially Hollywood. Cue the supercut!

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Developer Larry Hall is staking his financial future on the Survival Condo, a state-of-the-art bunker under way in Kansas that extends 200 feet underground and will boast a military-grade defense system. Floors can be reserved for $1.75 million. You know, for when the zombie apocalypse comes to fruition.

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