In a bit of satire published Monday, faux news website The Onion cleared up all the confusion about what was supposed to be the end of the world round about December 12, 2012.

Turns out, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world. They actually predicted the rise of "pale obese gun monsters."

But we here in America wouldn't know anything about that, now would we?

This video was published to YouTube on January 21, 2013.