Apple investors may be cashing in shares in preparation for the end of the world.

As predicted by the Mayan calendar, the world will end in less than two weeks on 21 December 2012. As a result of the pending apocalypse, Apple's shareholders are selling their shares.

Whether investors are using the money they cashed in to build arcs or spaceships is unclear. However, the stock sell off wiped $35bn off Apple's market value in one day last week and that is enough to build a few spaceships (according to Nasa The Space Shuttle Endeavour cost approximately $1.7 billion). Places in the spaceship would obviously only be available to Apple fans and followers.

The 21 December 2012 is the end of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mayan calendar. The end of the Mayan calendar is said to coincide with the sun falling into alignment with the centre of the Milky Way. Another suggestion is that a planet called Nibiru (or Planet X) is hiding behind the sun, ready to go on a collision course with the Earth.

Possible scenarios for the end of the world can be watched on iTunes. These include:

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Independence Day

The Day After Tomorrow

Deep Impact

Armageddon

The Core

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World 

Suggestions of ways to escape Armageddon include heading to the small French village of Bugarach, said to be the ideal location to weather the Apocalypse. Luckily Bugarach can be found on Apple Maps, but we would advise against travelling there, or relying on Apple Maps to locate it.

To prepare, should disaster strike, it may be worth investing in a battery pack for your iPhone and a torch app.

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