Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard took to YouTube last night to make a startling announcement: The made-up Mayan prophecies were right all along, and the world will be ending on December 21st as predicted.

Of course, no one in the scientific or intelligence community was able to confirm that the end was truly nigh, but PM Gillard says she has put her trust in the foresight of a local radio station's breakfast show.

"Whether the final blow comes from flesh eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-pop, if you know one thing about me it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end," Gillard says in the PSA, which would no doubt assuage the fears of Australians, if it weren't being delivered by someone who puts their trust in the foresight of a local radio station's breakfast show.

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In all seriousness, it's refreshing to see a head of state with such a great sense of humor. Unless of course Gillard isn't kidding, which is entirely possible.

[video via Triple J]