It's the end of the world as we know it and business is good

The sky above Sydney Harbour lights up with the 9 p.m. fireworks display on the new year's eve in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Enthusiastic Australians camped out at parks alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge to win the best view of Friday's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks kicking off celebrations around the world. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- This might be the last story you ever read.

The author thanks you for picking this particular story by the way.

The Mayan calendar's 5,000 year long cycle will end at 6:11 on Friday morning marking the Winter Solstice and, according to many, the end of the world.

Now NASA and Professors across the country say the Mayan's never predicted the end of the world, just the beginning of a new cycle.

But hey, you can never be to safe.

So let's party.

Bars and restaurants across the region are opening up their doors to anyone who wants to party like its 1999! (remember '99, the whole Y2K craze? That was a New Years to remember).

This year, December 21st, bars are hoping to get the same crowds.

Spicy's in Powell, The Well in Knoxville, and Surin of Thailand all throwing parties to celebrate.

Of course the calendar ends at 6:11am. But hey if the Mayans are wrong, we know where we can pop the champagne.

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