Saying they were profusely sorry for their mistake, representatives of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have announced the world is set to end imminently after they set the Doomsday Clock to exactly midnight by accident.
“We were adjusting the second hand and someone must have slipped or something.”
The clock had previously been set at two minutes to midnight and they had meant to move it forward by twenty seconds to reflect the risk associated with climate change and all the other bullshit going on in the world.
“In our defense it was probably going to legitimately get to midnight fairly soon anyway.”
They say they expect the Earth’s self-destruct sequence to being sometime during the next few days.
“Time to max out those credit card, guys!”