The Pope resigns and lightning strikes St. Peter's Basilica during a massive storm. Conspiracy theorists come out of the woodwork and say it's photoshopped or was taken on some other stormy day. It didn't hit the dome but the lightning rod beside the Cross.
A meteor shower hits Russia and this time thanks to iphones and digital cameras, it's all captured for us to see. We have a couple of meteor showers a year thanks to the debris left by comets as they've passed by but this was unexpected since we were all looking in the direction of this big beast.
The asteroid known as 2012DA14 measuring 150 feet across with a mass of 130,000 metric tonnes. It skimmed the geostationary orbit of Earth's satellites at 17,450 miles per hour but had nothing to do with the meteor shower since that was going in the opposite direction. So the boffins tell us and we do believe them just like we believe dodgy calendars carved in stone.
And if we want to really believe in disaster, there is the drugs in football land scandal and the drugs in bike racing scandal and the jockeys betting on horse racing scandal and it's only just starting election year.
Welcome to the end of life as we know it well not exactly unless God gets really snarky and simultaneously smites every chocolate factory on Earth.
Did I mention there is a huge comet coming at us, so big and bright we'll be able to see it in daylight? Gadzooks, what a year this is going to be.