Photos by David McNew, CRIS BOURONCLE, &ERNANDO MORALES/AFP/Getty Images

Photos by David McNew, CRIS BOURONCLE, &ERNANDO MORALES/AFP/Getty Images

Tomorrow is December 21st, 2012. Besides being the winter solstice, it is also the Mayan predicted end of the world. We here at Jack think there might be something to this whole Apocalypse thing.

Why else would Hollywood make that movie 2012 starring John Cusack. You can’t tell us John Cusack lied, we refuse to believe it.

Here is why Jack thinks the world could come crumbling down tomorrow. The Mayan civilization was very advanced for a culture that predates computers and modern science by centuries. Their calendar and study of astronomy are so highly accurate, that they predicted a number of astronomical occurrences, including this year’s solar eclipse and the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. However, their calendar runs out this year… tomorrow to be exact. Since they were so good at predicting, it seems to figure that if they didn’t bother to continue their calendar that something would happen that would make the calendar unnecessary.

But while the rest of us are freaking out, there is a group of people who are totally not worried about impending doom: Actual Mayans.

There are still pockets of Mayan descendants living in Central America, including about 800,000 in the Yucatan region of Mexico. To them, December 21st, 2012 is just like every other New Year’s Eve to the rest of us, as in their calendar ends and a new one begins.

The Mayan Calendar has several cycles, one of the largest being a b’ak’tun. A b’ak’tun is a long cycle consisting of 144,000 days. The 13th b’ak’tun is said to end tomorrow, and the 14th will begin.

No biggie. The Mayans will just have to get a new calendar, maybe this time with cuddly kittens or Far Side comics on it.

So, maybe there will be no Planet X, no asteroid, no global floods, no zombie apocalypse, no doom, no gloom.

Or maybe REM did know what they were talking about.

See more signs of the coming apocalypse HERE.



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