If the world ends tomorrow, what do you want to know today?


Rather oddly, this quickie survey by Mynavi News into what people would want to know if the world were ending tomorrow, found almost half the sample were interested in merely what would be their last supper.

For me, I certainly wouldn’t be wasting time going home for dinner; I would be choosing my own! I’m not sure what secrets of the pyramids people are interested in; the main pyramids seem to have a lot of hidden tunnels, but every investigation of them turns out to be a damp squib, and I am certain there is no supernatural aspect to them, which I think is what that question is getting at.

I’m not sure how to illustrate the end of the world, so instead let’s listen to it; the Japanese band “Sekai no Owari” translates literally to “End of the World”, so here’s a recent single that what also the theme song for Mary and the Witch’s Flower:

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You know a manga series is coming to an end when…

Sorry for the silence (and the dead web site!) for a week, but I was away on business. However, I’m back with a fine survey from goo Ranking looking at what makes people think their long-running manga comic series is coming to an end.


Over the 19th and 20th of April 2012 1,092 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.5% of the sample were female, 11.3% in their teens, 17.0% in their twenties, 28.4% in their thirties, 25.5% in their forties, 10.2% in their fifties, and 7.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

As I don’t read manga, I don’t really know how true these all are, but I’d like to see a similar list for when variety shows appear to be running out of steam. I’ve noticed in these cases they usually have a format change that focuses even more on celebrities than they normally do, but whether this is because they are wanting to just see how much of a budget they can blow, or if they genuinely believe that more celebs equals more viewers, I do not know!

Oh, and here’s people talking about their worst manga endings.
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