I've heard some crazy things about how people prepared for the end of the world. Some people just stayed inside and watched apocalyptic movies while eating the most delicious (and unhealthy) foods imaginable. Others partied the night away at one of the innumerable "End of the World" parties.
Then there are the select few that did some really stupid things. Let's just say, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt learned quite the lesson, and they learned it the hard way.
In 2010, the reality TV stars declared that they lost all of their money and were on the verge of bankruptcy. They even moved in with Heidi's dad to save up some money. In that time, they've accumulated a 10 million dollar fortune... a fortune destined not to last very long.
The couple took the Mayan's word and truly believed that the end of the world was coming on December 21, 2012. Because of this, they decided that they should celebrate their last days by going on a shopping spree. I mean, what good is money when the Earth has just been destroyed by an astroid? He would give his friends obscene amounts — I'm talking like $15,000 — of cash in an envelope for their birthdays or tip people a couple of hundred dollars to, for example, open doors for them.
Spencer told OK! Magazine:
We made and spent at least 10 million dollars. The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, we have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits. Here’s some advice, definitely do not spend your money thinking asteroids are coming. But the world didn’t end. [via SFGate]
Ouch! It must have hurt to realize that perhaps you did not make the wisest of end-of-the-world investments, but that sounds like some pretty sound advice, Spencer. I'll be sure to take it into consideration the next time the world is supposed to end... maybe the upcoming revival of the Y2K virus?
I hope none of you spent all of your money because you thought the end of the world was coming, but I do want to know: what did you do to celebrate the event?