Friday, 21 December 2012 20:10
And they feel fine.
Doomsayers worldwide breathed a sigh of relief Friday morning when the sun rose upon an earth unravaged by meteors, solar storms or polar shifts. Although most were indifferent to the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, a poll estimated that about one in 10 people globally feared the the end could be near.
Chileans were more than three times as likely to lose sleep over the supposed apocalypse. though. A survey, conducted by Chilean site Trabajando.com, found 35 percent harbored such fears.
The survey of 2,000 Chileans also found that 24 percent were planning to ask for the day off of work Dec. 21. Yet another 33 percent said they would request an advance on their salary, although it is unclear how they planned to spend their bonus in the wake of the botched day of reckoning.
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