spoonAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

A group of UC researchers bravely ventured out into the Pacific … to explore a giant vortex of trash located about 1,000 miles off of the coast.

The news they brought back was not comforting, but then, when was the last time you heard good news about a plastic vortex? Or any vortex, really?

Apparently the behemoth was much larger than was previously expected. The plastic has collected there due to ocean currents, and has potentially apocalyptic implications for sea life in the area. And if you eat some tuna that’s been noming on Safeway bags all its life who knows what could happen.

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Pacific Ocean garbage patch worries researchers [AP]
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