The world is ending on Saturday, according to Viking mythology

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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It’s the end of the world as we know it, so go ahead and get all the bad stuff you’ve always wanted to do (pushing your annoying coworker in front of the subway, cheating on your wife with a young stripper, eating all of the cheese fries you want, to name a few) out of your system now. Like, today.

According to a Viking calendar, the world is ending on Saturday, which means we all have less than a day to live.

The Ragnarök, as the end of days is known in nordic folklore, will occur when there have been three freezing winters in a row with no summers in between, USA Today reports. Even though there most certainly have been summers over the past three years, they have been rainy and chilly.

The Jorvik Viking Center in England is holding a festival ahead of our last day on earth and even has handy countdown clock so that you can watch the last minutes of your life roll on by in realtime.

According to the event organizer, “this really is an event that should not be underestimated. In the last couple of years, we’ve had predictions of the Mayan apocalypse, which passed without incident, and numerous other dates where the end of the world has been penciled in by seers, fortune tellers and visionaries.”

Sounds totally realistic!

When the word really does end on Saturday, there will be a battle between the god of gods Odin, Freja, Thor and Loki. Every human will die except for two who will live in order to repopulate the earth, so you have a two in six billion chance of making it through the weekend.


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