NASA prematurely launches ‘World Didn’t End’ video

It appears the space agency is a little too eager to tell proponents of the Mayan calendar, ‘Told ya so.’ Plus, death by ‘Gangnam Style;’ the cassette tape turns 50; lie(s) of the year; Facebook interns make how much?; and more.

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So maybe NASA doesn’t follow the Mayan calendar. Someone at the organization should still double check the accuracy of its own dates. Perhaps something with kittens on it or that comical Dilbert. Regardless, says the space agency may have jumped the gun Wednesday when it blasted off a video on YouTube titled, “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday,” clearly meant for release on Dec. 22, the day after the Mayans’ supposed winter solstice doomsday.

Similar to the ways they piggybacked on 12/12/12, brands seem intent on riding out this whole Mayan apocalypse thing. For instance, in a series of fake ads for Durex, designer Daniel James Evans created a few end of the word adverts laced with sexual innuendo that urge consumers to “Go out with a bang.”

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