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You're still here? Oh my God!  You weren't raptured?  Oooh crap!  Wrong apocalypse.  Oh, and comet Halle-Bopp didn't get you either. How about Kali-Yuga or Web Bot?  I see you've survived WWIII and the Pandemic too.

My apologies.  We're talking about the Mayans.  No doubt you've seen and heard about the Mayan Calendar doomsday prediction.  Well, it appears that despite all the hub-bub, fear, and panic-mongering, we're still here.  

Now that we're on the topic of apocalyptic endings, can I talk about the one I think sounds more fun?  How would you like to disappear into the Great Vagina of Space?  That's what the Mayan king (according to National Geographic) called the disappearance of Earth into the Milky Way drift.  Even though we're talking about the same Mayan apocalyptic theory, this one sounds much more appealing, don't you agree?

Here's a few more for you to ponder:

Revelations, Book of the Apocalypse: the earth will face destruction in many forms. People will have to suffer from earthquakes, fire, plague.

Kali Yuga: during the 432,000 year age of Kali humanity deteriorates and falls into barbarism. “Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, physical strength and memory diminish with each passing day.”  (you may remember this from the Indiana Jones movies).

WWIII - W3. So in theory here we are on the brink of another war with Iran. Ever increasing oil prices, economic depression, North American union and the declaration of martial law within the US are all, supposedly, factors that will contribute to the next world war.

Web Bot:  a tool used to speed-read the internet in order to find patterns or waves of behavior. Web Bot conceptualizes a future pattern of behavior, based on the new and recent psychological queries of the masses. Web Bot predictions for 2012 are as follows: Sustainable living practices becoming the only option for living and Magnetosphere problems causing the burning of crops.

Super Volcano:Geologists believe that Yellowstone is the most likely supervolcano to erupt next, as it has been exhibiting signs of unrest, with earthquake swarms, ground deformation and considerable heat and gas emissions.Yellowstone could emit 2,000 millions of tons of sulphuric acid, and could produce the equivalent of a “nuclear winter”, when the dust and debris from the fallout of a nuclear war block out sunlight for several years, causing worldwide famines.

Solar Storms: In August, 2010, NASA reported that there would be a solar storm sometime in 2012. Solar storms would affect power grids, thus losing electricity. The Solar Storm itself would not cause an apocalypse, but it would bring about a sort of domino effect. People would then lose access to their heat/air conditioning, refrigeration, phone service and GPS. Also, drinking water distribution systems could break down in a couple of hours.

As is the case with most apocalyptic predictions the Mayan Calender "prediction" has missed the mark. Here's a list of a few more that didn't quite make it;

1 - Year 2k

2 - Hale-Bopp Comet

3 - The Jupiter Effect

4 - Planetary Conjunction

5 - 1910 Halley’s Comet

6 - Joanna Southcott

7 - The Great Disappointment

8 - Jehovah’s Witness Predictions

9 - Charles Wesley

10 - Montanus

Let's all see if we can survive the day!

Merry Christmas!

On with the games!!  

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