Some people jokingly refer to today as the end of the world, based on some interpretations of the Mayan calendar. By now, we know that's not the case. What is for certain is that experts say today will be the shortest day of the year.
And for you doomsday believers out there, just know the Cranford Police Department isn't buying any of this "end of times" talk. The department "is not making special preparations, nor is it taking any extra precautions, in anticipation of the end of the Mayan calendar on 12/21/2012," Sgt. Jerry Quinn told Patch.