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Friday, December 21, 2012

Trivia : Today is the End of the World?

Some people are saying that based on the Mayan calendar today is the end of the world. The Mayans has a calendar system in which today : December 21, 2012, coincides with the end of the calendar's 13th bak'tun*. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in their calendar. Cataclysmic events were predicted to happen on this date. Some people speculated and interpreted that the end of the calendar is also the end of the world. The movie 2012 and some new age cults were mainly responsible in popularizing the belief that today is the end of the world. 

Enjoy this day everyone! Or shall we greet each other : "Happy End of the World Day?

Below is the Mayan calendar system of counting days and periods :
The mayans kept time roughly in units of 20: 20 days made a uinal, 18 uinals (360 days) made a tun, 20 tuns made a k'atun, and 20 k'atuns (144,000 days or roughly 394 years) made up a b'ak'tun. Thus, the Mayan date of represents 8 b'ak'tuns, 3 k'atuns, 2 tuns, 10 uinals and 15 days

A poster of the Columbia Pictures movie 2012

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Poster source : Wikipedia  Owner : Columbia Pictures

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