iPhone Apps to Help You Survive the (Maybe) Impending Apocalypse
If you hadn't heard, the world is ending Dec. 21, so you had better run out and get that iPhone 5, because you sure aren't going to be in any condition to pick it up on Christmas, if the Mayans and a variety of eschatologists (theologians focused on the end of the world or humankind) are correct. One theory concerning our impending doom is an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, while others are more vague predictions of doom and gloom. Scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in 2012, while professional Mayanist scholars have said predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Mayan accounts, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 misrepresents Mayan history and culture. Scientists—real scientists, anyway—have also dismissed the end of the world theories swirling around the Web, but better safe than sorry, as we like to say. With that in mind, while we don't know exactly what form the apocalypse will take, this range of apps for the iPhone will help you navigate floods, fires, zombies and other apocalyptic events. Good luck!