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The world is probably ending. So as we count down to Dec. 21, GlobalPost is cramming in as many stories as it can.

News you wish you didn't know.

End of the world update: Australia, New Zealand still standing

Australia and New Zealand have made it through the apocalypse, it seems.

End of the world update: Australia and New Zealand have made it through the apocalypse, it seems. 

The two countries, whose time zones are the furthest ahead on the planet, are proudly touting their survival, broadcasting photos of their clocks and bragging about having made it through the worst of it.

However, it bears noting that the Mayans didn't specify a time zone. (Reality check: Here's what the ancient Mayans really had to say about Dec. 21.)

It could still be on its way, guys. See you on the other side? 

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