So, there's a lot of hype about 2012 being the end of the world and such.
There's even a site doing a little novelty thing about buying a ticket into space so you can escape the 2012 rapture: Escape Earth 2012
It got me thinking, what if we did launch a rocket into space to escape annihilation?
I think it might go something like this:
First, they'd send off the rocket into space.
Of course, on Earth, everything would be going fine.
But, human incompetence would make the rocket malfunction.
This would cause the rocket to plummet into the earth.
As fate would play its cruel joke, it would land on a nuclear power plant.
Which would create an explosion of epic proportions.
One explosion would lead to another, causing the Armageddon and killing us all.
Fortunately, there is no rocket going into space to save people from 2012.
At least, I should I hope there isn't.