Let's delve into the realm of apocalyptic hypotheticals!

An asteroid (or meteor, whichever suits your sense of imagined doom) has been discovered on a direct collision course with Earth, ensuring cataclysmic destruction upon its arrival.  Unfortunately, this deadly projectile has slipped through the solar system unnoticed by astronomers until it is only twenty-four hours from impact.

For the sake of the hypothetical predicament, we'll assume that news of the asteroid's imminent arrival is not withheld from the public.  Suddenly and unexpectedly, you learn that this is the last day of your life.

What would you do?

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I remember when i was a wee lad of waking up early on a saturday or sunday morn with my father and watching all the different kind of loony toons: Bugs Bunny, that martian thing, daffy duck, etc. etc!
well, If everyone weren't looting and starting wars in my town and being panicky,

I'd round up all of my friends and try to figure out all of the stuff that we never did before. Sadly it would take longer then a day.
I'd round up all of my friends and try to figure out all of the stuff that we never did before. Sadly it would take longer then a day.

I know, it seems like it would take me an entire day just to figure out exactly how I would want to spend those twenty-four hours! It's almost like you would have to pick the first thing that came into your head so as not to waste any time. Plus, if everyone is in full panic mood, it would really cut the available options. :(
This is a hard question. I think I would try to hedge my odds of making it through by heading north after finding a cave system or decomisioned bunker. Not even the astroid that hit and killed the dinos killed all life and some people will probably servive. kids, friends, water,food, and an atlas.Then off I go.There are two plant seed storage sites. one in Antarctica and one in Arizona I think. I'd keep those in mind for late if I make it. Lets just say I dont think I would fall out and wait. Move and move with a perpose.
Pssh, nobody is suppose to be optimistic when its the end of, i guess, most of the world...
Yes, a fighter! I love it! I was hoping that at least one person would dig their heels in. :)
I'm no astrogeophysicsologist, but it seems to me that it would be pretty hard going even if you survived the initial impact. On top of that, you'd be stuck sharing the remnants of the Earth with the mole people. I suppose that could be an interesting experience.
And Bill Gates one in Finland... the man knows where the money's at!
I thought about getting stoned but I'm afraid that I would just be consumed with paranoia. Maybe a couple bottles of wine would take the edge off.

By the way, I love that you are going to moon the asteroid!
with only twenty-four hours left to live, consequences are pretty much irrelevant

And this is why I plead the 5th on this question. Oh, the things I'd do (which would land me in jail, probably even on the last day of the world, lol).

Note to self: stay out Galen's way in the event of an imminent planetary cataclysm. ;)


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