Is the end of the world nigh? No, not really, but that doesn't mean we're going to stop hearing about it until December 21st - the day that the Mayan calendar "predicts" the apocalypse will take place - passes. The newest reference comes out of Australia in the form of a speech from the prime minister herself, Julia Gillard

Filmed as a prank for a radio station's breakfast show, the short, hilarious speech consisted of Gillard confirming that the world is going to end on December 21st, probably brought on by "flesh-eating zombies, demonic hell-beasts or the total triumph of K-Pop." Yep, sounds legit. 

When asked by a local paper for a comment about the prank speech, a representative for the Prime Minister kept the joke going: "What Australian doesn't mind a laugh from time to time? Anyway, the world's going to end tomorrow so shouldn't you be writing about that?"

You can check out the video above. 

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[via Huffington Post]