Today will be the 'end of the world,' group says
In yet another prediction certain to be wrong, End Times Prophecies has declared today will be the end of the world -- and we should all blame the "polar flip."
What is a "polar flip?" It's when the Earth's magnetic pull reverses itself, causing the North Magnetic Pole to go south and the South Magnetic Pole to go north.
What causes it? The Earth's core.
The group says the polar shift will trigger worldwide tremors setting off multiple earthquakes and a "rolling cloud" that will destroy the world. Bummer, right?
This is not the first time people have worried a polar shift could destroy the planet. In 2011, NASA issued a statement to calm fears that a polar shift would destroy the planet in 2012.
This just in: It didn't.
"Scientists understand that Earth's magnetic field has flipped its polarity many times over the millennia. In other words, if you were alive about 800,000 years ago, and facing what we call north with a magnetic compass in your hand, the needle would point to 'south.' This is because a magnetic compass is calibrated based on Earth's poles. The N-S markings of a compass would be 180 degrees wrong if the polarity of today's magnetic field were reversed. Many doomsday theorists have tried to take this natural geological occurrence and suggest it could lead to Earth's destruction. But would there be any dramatic effects? The answer, from the geologic and fossil records we have from hundreds of past magnetic polarity reversals, seems to be 'no.'"
This year's polar shift will speed-up slightly between July 14 and August 19, which triggered recent online discussions.
"The polar flip will make the stars race across the sky, and the vacuum from the reeling of the Earth will pull the atmosphere along the ground, trying to catch up, creating what is known as a roll cloud," according to the Armageddon News video.
It's probably worth noting -- the group also predicted a giant asteroid would collide with earth back in May.
The 17-minute video posted to YouTube earlier this month attempts to explain why the world will end on Friday. It has been viewed over 4 million times.