Greetings CSC readers! It’s now almost 8:00 AM on September 24, 2022, and good news — the world doesn’t seem to have ended just yet.
Of course, we are referring to a viral TikTok video that predicted today was the big day a lot of things would happen. The original theory mostly surrounded a solar flare striking the Earth, and the validity of the theory revolves around a video of a German politician named Friedrich Merz. Merz posted a video a long time ago in response to the first terrible images coming out of the Ukraine-Russia war. He remarked that this was one of those days everyone would remember where they were and what they were doing for years to come. He then cited the date as September 24, 2022, leading to all of this speculation.
The actual date, of course, was February 24, 2022, and it appears that Merz simply got tongue-twisted and cited the wrong month. No matter though, because the Internet took off and did what it does. Now, the theories are totally out of control, ranging from a solar flare knocking out the grid to Putin launching a nuclear attack to (brace yourself) Donald Trump officially announcing his candidacy for President in 2024. This last one apparently is considered by many to be the end of the world as we know it. Oh yeah, throw in the Christian Rapture also, while you’re at it.
The only real frightening thing about this theory is that while it appears to based on mostly nonsense, all of the possibilities the theory outlines are actually possible and maybe more likely than ever before. NASA has been warning about solar flares in the news recently. Just yesterday, mainstream media was reporting on Putin’s new nuclear weapon threats. So, ironically, all of these events are kind of on the table right now. But the odds of any of them happening on this second full day of fall is pretty spectacularly low.
What do you think? There’s still several hours to go. Is September 24 going to be like a 9-11 or a Pearl Harbor Day? Or is this quite a lot of buzz about nothing? We want to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Assuming the world doesn’t end today, we expect to have more articles for you to enjoy tomorrow.