The fact the Thaivisa forum will be offline for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon due to system maintenance may feel like the end of the world for some upcountry keyboard warriors.
However, while you may not be able to keep up with the latest news and discussion from all over Thailand this weekend, all is not lost.
In fact, we have some pretty amazing news for you that could well make you feel more alive than ever before.
According to a group of self proclaimed prophets on YouTube the world was meant to end yesterday on July 29th.
Perhaps you were busy upgrading to Windows 10 or checking out the reduced to clear items in Villa Market, either way if you are reading this post, you have survived the apocalypse – well done you!
According to the End Times Prophecies group, whose video predicting the end of the world has been viewed more than five million times, yesterday was going to see the world’s magnetic poles flip, stars fall out of the sky and an angry Jesus Christ return to earth.
The group even claimed that a series of bible verses ‘proved’ their crazy predictions.
The description of their YouTube video reads:
“The bible states that in the last days, the saints of God will be persecuted. Christians have to be aware of the teachings of Jesus by studying His word on a consistent basis and Most prophecies explain that the end of times, end of days, End of humanity and the end of the world will be on 29 July 2016”.
And to try and further convince any non believers they even made their YouTube video look a genuine news bulletin.
“This is Armageddon News. In this broadcast we’ll discuss the second coming of Jesus Christ, which occurs at the same time as a magnetic polar flip and catastrophic global earthquake.
“On the day which Jesus returns, there will be a polar reversal.
“Revelations 6:12 says, ‘There was a violent earthquake, and the Sun became black like coarse black cloth, and the moon turned completely’,” the bulletin said.
And in case you needed any convincing that the predictions made by the End Times Prophecies were nothing but complete rubbish, NASA even confirmed that the a polar flip would not cause the end of the world.
“There is nothing in the millions of years of geologic record to suggest that any of the 2012 doomsday scenarios connected to a pole reversal should be taken seriously”, a spokesperson for NASA said.