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And now some fresh pickings from the political grip -- some school kids in Michigan got an early start to winter break and it wasn't for snow days.
The end of the world.
Seriously concerns connected to the Mayan prediction of the world ending on Friday.
Were part of the reason school was canceled in 25 school districts in Michigan.
Local reports say the cancellation notice also cited rumors of violence and the recent school shooting in Connecticut even though.
They were investigated and determined to be false the superintendent said administrators were reluctant to cancel school but.
Felt it was the right decision.
NASA can't wait for Saturday December 22 not because they expect the world will land.
But so the phone will stop ringing.
The Los Angeles Times reports NASA is fielding ten times as many calls as usual because people are so concerned over the doomsday prediction.
The agency says it decided to do everything in its power to convince people.
The conspiracy theories like a rogue planet destroying the earth tomorrow are unfounded.
On line one panel discussion with scientists has drawn more than four million views.
Russian president Vladimir Putin is not worried about the end of days he says he knows when it will happen telling reporters.
It will be in four and a half billion years when the sun dies.
Arizona Senator John McCain was reassured today tweeting quote thanks -- I can finally rest easy about tomorrow.
Finally for those looking to count down to something else the new year.
Good luck charms are in high demand heading into 2013.
The New York Post reports that thirteen charms including if four leaf clover and a Buddhist statue.
We'll be used in the annual Times Square celebration to help calm and -- superstitious fears people have.
About the giant number thirteen.
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