Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Doomsday: December 21, 2012!!

Everyone stock up on water, Vienna Sausages and Spam because leagues of man-eating zombies will claw out from the Earth’s crust to eat us on December 12, 2012. There will be unprecedented flooding, massive gamma ray bursts and all of the continents will sink into the ocean to finally meet their cousin, Atlantis.

If you have not heard by now, December 12, 2012 is doomsday or end of humanity. Well, not end, or it is not even close to being the end at all. Hold on, lets get some facts in line. December 21, (or 23) 2012 is the end/reset of a long count period of the Mayan calendar. According to the Mayan’s, their calendar resets itself every 5126 years, and then they start their “long count” again. Astronomer Phil Plait said this regarding the reset:

The Mayan calendar does not end in 2012 at all, that it is like the odometer on your car, as each section of the odometer reaches 9 and then clicks over to 0, the next number to it starts a new cycle, so that when all the numbers again reach 0 all the way across the odometer - the last number will change from 1 to 2 and the new cycle starts all over again.

In fact, if you look to the past, 5126 years ago the world experienced this calendar reset, and, of course, humans (and animals) are still on this planet. Of course there will be conspiracy theorists that will say doomsday is upon us. We all know what happened about 10 years ago. The whole world jumped on the Y2K bandwagon, and, if you look back about 1009 years ago to 1000 AD, there were even people whom believed the world would end at that time as well. On both of those dates, the world did not blow up, and, as we will see in December of 2012 nothing will happen. The world will continue to spin around the sun, and Kim Jong-il will continue to threaten the U.S. with his nuclear warheads that cannot even make it across the Pacific.

PS: The only thing you need to know is the real doomsday date in 2036 when Apophis will destroy all humanity.

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