Monday, March 5, 2012

Good News On Monday!

So, I've never been a believer of apocalyptical theories. The first one I really remember is the year 2000; everything would shut down, the technology keeping the world in order would stop working, and we would all slowly die of starvation and cold. Oh, and lack of cable television and computers. Unless you had accumulated enough rations for your whole family to survive until they found a way to get everything up again, of course. Duh!

It seems that, for most people, preparing for these events is the same as preparing for the "Zombie Apocalypse"; lock your doors, cover your windows, stock pile as much food as possible, and don't let them smell you! Also, it's like people turn into crazed wild creatures, fighting each other for the last can of chicken noodle soup at the grocery store.

All this leads to the latest apocalyptical craze: 2012. Books were written, movies were made, people freaked out. All because a group of people thousands of years ago made a calendar that stopped in 2012. Now my theory, which is supported by some, is that they just ran out of space.  I mean that things is huge to begin with and they probably figured someone would just make another when the time came or something. Little did they know their population would almost die out.

Mayan Calendar
Museum, Mexico City

Others say that it is not a count of years, but a count of days and that the scientists had it right and we are all doomed. Others say it will just be a period of great change. Others say that we messed up our calendar a bunch of times and that our day counts for our calendar are not accurate; the apocalypse will come, just not in 2012. Who really knows, but...

I am here to spread some good news. On Facebook today, I read something that someone overheard on a news cast or science show or something (not sure which - tried to Google it, no luck). Obviously it is not very reliable source but it still made me laugh. This is what was written: "There have been about 514 Leap Years since Caesar created it in 45BC. Without the extra day every 4 years, today would be July 28, 2013. Also, the Mayan calendar did not account for leap year. So technically the world should have ended 7 months ago." Makes sense, I guess.

Anyway, I just wanted to share the news folks! It's not all over. We are not all doomed! So enjoy your week.

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