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THE END OF THE WORLD IS (NOT) NIGH!

By now you must have caught up with the prediction that, according to the ancient Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012.

The Maya, a civilization with a deep fondness for calendars, liked to anchor their historic events in “cosmic time”. They were extraordinarily skilled astronomers who were able to accurately predict the movements of the galaxy for centuries in advance.

According to their calendar – a detailed list of astronomical events that occurs over 13 cycles of 144,000 days – December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 13th and final “B’ak’tun,” or “end” cycle.

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8 Comments

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Alana

    It will be my 50th birthday and its a great theme for my party!

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Wendy Harmer

    Hey Alana! End of the World party – love it!!
    It will be my son’s 15th on that day. That makes you both Saggitarian. Can you tell me what you reckon the essence of your star sign is? Be fascinated to know.

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Ella

    There’s something about people enjoying “scarring the shit” out of themselves and others.

    Just relax and enjoy the ride. Then when it’s over, it’s over, so what’s the point in worrying?

    Personally, I’m planning a Christmas drinks party on the 21st, so if the worst happens, at least I wont wake up with a hangover – bonus.

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Annie Also

    The story goes;
    My grandfather was working in his cornfield. He stood up for a moment to stretch his back and saw wending his way through the stalks a figure.
    As the man approached Pa called out; What can I do for you?
    “I have come to tell you about the end of the world” said the figure.
    Oh? Said Pa.
    Yes; I have come to warn you so you can repent your sins and be saved.
    Oh? said Pa.
    Yes. The end is coming. What do you say?
    Well said Pa thoughtfully; “It may end for someone somewhere and it may even end for you but I will still be here working.”
    It was 1933.
    “Nuff said!

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    anna

    as my grandfather said to us, “a farmer is the only true honest profession” he did that for 85 years!! but unfortunately not here for “the end of the world”…well said to annie also…always made a living for family I suppose we could do the same??

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    ro.watson

    Some of those Jehovah’s Witnesses are very kind people who arrive at my door with their Watch Tower magazine~with illustrations from the 50′s, and are so concerned aout my life trajectory. Often, they arrive on my doorstep, when, spookily, I am in some kind of trouble. I find them quite helpful when I ask questions like~ what does the Bible say about lesbians and homosexuality? Or,what does the Bible say about drinking too much?

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  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Mary

    If something is going to happen that ends the world physically or just our existance in it, wouldn’t we have had some sign by now. It’s only two weeks away and surely something that catalystic should be showing up somewhere. Our skies are watched nonstop, so something coming or happening there would be noticed by now. (Unless it’s Aliens as some predict, as they are sneeky and seem to get through without our stargazers noticing) if you see a bright light that night, don’t follow it~haha.
    Keep an eye on New Zealand, they are 2 hrs ahead of us, if it disappears we are in trouble.

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