Big bang theory: New Yorkers plan sex before apocalypse
The Mayan doomsday prophesy has handed New Yorkers the ultimate chat-up line
IF THE WORLD is going to end tomorrow a number of New Yorkers are determined to go out with a bang. The New York Post has spoken to a group of Big Apple residents aiming to have sex before tomorrow's apocalypse, an event foretold by an ancient Mayan prophesy. "I don't want to die on a dry spell!" a Manhattan swimsuit model called Nicki Ghazian, told the paper.
For some believers, the idea that the world will end on 21 December, the last day of the 5,125-year-old Mayan calendar, is an excuse to dig bunkers or travel to one of the places believed to be safe from the apocalypse. New Yorkers, who can see a silver lining in the darkest cloud, have spotted a great excuse for a one-night stand.
"I will be looking for an end-of-the-world hook-up," Dennis Cintron, 29, a Manhattan bartender, told the Post. "If you're going to go out, go out with a bang."
Cintron is buying new clothes and getting a haircut ahead of tonight's last chance to improve his odds of a pre-apocalypse tryst, the paper says.
New Yorkers aren't the only ones using the spectre of doomsday to get some action. In France, the condom manufacturer Durex has run a series of advertisements with slogans such as, "The end of the world shouldn't be the only thing coming".
Meanwhile, a Doomsday sex survey commissioned by an American radio station found that 67 per cent of women and 49 per cent of men would choose their significant other for their last sexual act. The survey found 22 per cent of respondents would choose a celebrity for their final romp with Jennifer Aniston the top choice for men considering a famous partner for a Mayan hook-up. George Clooney was the rather predictable first choice for women.