It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Today’s Random Google Search:  “mayan calender 2012”.

I don’t know what to make of the whole thing, but I do find the propect interesting.  In case you don’t know, I’ll sum up.  The Mayans were known for advanced writing, math, and astronomy.  They made a calender thousands of years ago, which ends on Dec 21, 2012 and then resets to 0.

Some people believe this is some sort of ancient prediction of an apocolypse.  I was reading an old USA Today article on the subject and thought that this specific part was especially interesting:

“Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that ‘whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time,’ Joseph writes.”

So regardless of its alleged doomsdayness, December 21, 2012 will be pretty special.  Go ahead and Google the subject yourself if you’d like to be freaked out by all the hype [or have a good laugh].

One thought on “It’s the End of the World as We Know It

  1. You need to email Josh. He has become a little obsessed with the subject. We have a couple of different books he's been reading about the subject.
    In other news, did you know that the guy who did Independence Day, Day After Tomorrow and 10,000 BC (which was surprisingly good) is doing a movie called 2012? You should check out the trailer.

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