Everyone likes a surprise...if the surprise is a jolly pleasant one of course.
Which the surprise this dear old planet was very, very close to getting late last month was not.
Although that doesn't really matter now because the time has passed and rather oddly, it was hardly even mentioned across the media landscape.
Had the surprise occurred then it would most certainly have been mentioned, although tragically if this surprise had turned up in a populated venue then a lot of people would not have been talking about it.
Because they would not have been able to.