World Ending In 2012?

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  1. MC77

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    Right, I don't know if it's just me but I've seen a lot of references to the world ending this year, can someone explain to me why in short hand? Don't tell me it's just because of that mediocre film that came out a couple of years ago?

    What's going on, I mean I just saw a Lynx advert predicting the end of the world for God's sake.

    And I am getting really worried, I mean what if we don't see the iPhone 5?


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  2. Iccz

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    Why?

    Because people are idiots and don't understand the Mayan Long Calendar :(



    I promise you it's not going to end.
     
  3. Rog69

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    Ah so there is a story to it!
    I best ask some questions down the pub later then, right before I try to convince someone it's true ;)
     
  5. Iccz

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    Yes, the story is based on the Mayan Long Calendar, which is coming to the end of the 13th baktun (about 394 years).

    People seem to think it doesn't go on beyond this but they are incorrect as the calendar is made from a base 20 (and 18) numbering system.

    A kin is a day, and 20 kin make a uinal...
    Then you have a tun which is basically a year, which is 18 uinal (360 days)...
    From here it's all base 20 and you get a katun, which is 20 uinal, then a baktun which is 20 katun...

    But after that you have a pictun, they carry on and on with names and have 1 period which spans something like ~60 million years - the Mayan Calendar is the only known calendar with a calendar period this large.

    People just like to scaremonger though :)
     
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    I thought the end of the world was October 28 2011 but some guy " Ian Xel Lungold" said there was another date as well 21 December 2012. When should I cancel my Sky subs cause they need a month notice.
     
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    The only thing that's going to end in 2012 is people talking about the Mayan calendar
     
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    Bookmarked just incase your wrong so i can sue you:p
     
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    If you want we can put a wager on it... if we see 2013 you give me £1000, if we're not here come 2013, well, I'll give you £1000 ;)


    No need to get legal! We're gentlemen aren't we :p
     
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    well thats an easy one to take i'll just make sure i'm sat on a different chair come 2013 so i'm not here every ones a winner then:cool:
    :D
     
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    It would be a total bummer if the world did end then by sheer coincidence - we'd never hear the end of it.
     
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    I highly doubt the world is going to end but I will be gutted if it does before I finish building my dedicated cinema :)!.
     
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    I never said the exact same place :p

    How long are you planning on taking? :eek:
     
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    you would get some idots that would belive it would end
     
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    The speed I'm moving this week all year..
     
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    Our calendar ends on Dec 31st, their's ends in 2012. Nothing more than that.
     
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    If the world does end this year I'll be mortgage free 20 years early. Woo!
     
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about the end of the world...
    Go here...

    BBC - Podcasts - Material World

    ...press here to listen directly...

    [​IMG]

    BBC Material World (yesterday's show).
    Covers the Mayan calendar in detail, plus all sorts of other apocalyptic events.
    Very highly recommended.

    :smashin:
     
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    I am actually more terrified of Professor Cox crashing his car than the world ending. Keep your eyes on the road, Professor!
     
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    The world won't be ending in 2012, Marty McFly made it to 2015! :D
     
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    There is also those who watch the Files will know about the alien invasion/colonisation on 22nd December. That was a goof as it was supposed to be the 21st of the end of the Mayan Calendar.
     
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    How's that a goof? The last day of the "world" is 21st Dec, so come 22nd Dec, the aliens pitch up. Just like Dec 31st is NYE, and 1st Jan is the start of the new year.
     
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    It's the Mayan millennium bug.
     
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    I watched Apocalypto recently. The Mayans were nasty sods so good riddance to 'em. :p
     
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    I follow them on Sons of Anarchy - I must say they aren't particularly people I would employ to write me a calendar.
     
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    allow me to tell you a story... which is 100% true by the way...

    In 2009, Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor), an American geologist, visits astrophysicist Dr. Satnam Tsurutani (Jimi Mistry) in India and learns that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have "mutated" and are causing the temperature of the Earth's core to increase. Adrian gives a report on this to White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt) who ends up taking Adrian to meet the President of the United States.
    Then, in 2010, President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) and other international leaders begin a secret project to ensure humanity's survival. Approximately 400,000 people are chosen to board "arks" that are constructed at Cho Ming, Tibet in the Himalayas. At the same time, as the People's Liberation Army are gathering volunteers, a Buddhist monk named Nima (Osric Chau) is evacuated while his brother Tenzin (Chin Han) joins the workers in the Ark project. Additional funding for the project is raised by selling tickets to the private sector for €1 billion per person. By 2011, humanity's valuable treasures are moved to the Himalayas under the guise of protecting them from terrorist attacks with the help of art expert and First Daughter Dr. Laura Wilson (Thandie Newton).
    What Happens next is hear you ask, well i predict that in 2012 Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) who is a science fiction writer in Los Angeles and works part-time as a limousine driver for a Russian billionaire, Yuri Karpov (Zlatko Burić). Jackson's ex-wife, Kate (Amanda Peet), and their children Noah (Liam James) and Lilly (Morgan Lily), live with Kate's boyfriend, plastic surgeon Gordon Silberman (Thomas McCarthy).
    Jackson takes Noah and Lilly camping in Yellowstone National Park. After an encounter with Helmsley, they meet Charlie Frost (Woody Harrelson), who hosts a radio show from the park. Charlie plays a video of Charles Hapgood's theory that polar shifts and the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar predict that the 2012 phenomenon will occur. He has a map of the Ark project, in addition to information about officials and scientists from around the world who were murdered after planning to alert the public. The family returns home as seismic activity vastly increases along the west coast of the United States. Jackson grows suspicious and rents a Cessna 340 to rescue his family. He collects his family and Gordon as the displacement of Earth's crust begins, and they narrowly escape Los Angeles using the rented aircraft as the city disintegrates and slides into the Pacific Ocean.
    As millions die in catastrophic earthquakes worldwide, the group flies to Yellowstone to retrieve Charlie's map, escaping as the Yellowstone Caldera erupts. Charlie stays behind to broadcast the eruption and is killed in the blast, which is expected to spread enormous, deadly dust storms throughout the surrounding states. Learning that the arks are in China, the group lands in Las Vegas to find a larger plane. They meet Yuri, his twin sons Alec and Oleg (played by Alexandre and Philippe Haussmann), girlfriend Tamara (Beatrice Rosen), and pilot Sasha (Johann Urb). The group secures an Antonov 500 aircraft and departs for China. Also heading for the arks aboard Air Force One are Anheuser, Helmsley, and Laura Wilson. President Wilson remains in Washington, D.C. to address the nation one last time. With the Vice President dead and the Speaker of the House missing, Anheuser becomes the acting commander-in-chief. President Wilson is later killed by a megatsunami that sends the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy crashing into the White House.
    Arriving in China in a crash landing that kills Sasha, the group is spotted by the People's Liberation Army. Yuri and his sons, possessing tickets, are taken to the arks, leaving Tamara and the others behind. They are picked up by Nima and taken to the arks with his grandparents (Lisa Lu and Chang Tseng). They stow away on the ark with the help of Tenzin, Nima's brother, who works as the ark's welder. As a megatsunami approaches the site, thousands are trapped outside. Adrian convinces the G8 leaders to let the remaining people aboard. As the ark's tailgate is lowered and then raised, Yuri sacrifices his life to get his twin sons aboard in time, and Gordon is crushed by the gears, followed by Tenzin's large impact driver. The obstruction prevents the gate from closing, rendering the ship unable to start its engines. The tsunami arrives and begins to flood the ark, drowning Tamara and setting the ark helplessly adrift. Jackson and Noah work together to free the impact driver and its cable from the closing mechanism. The gate closes and the crew regains control of the ark before it collides with Mount Everest.
    After flood waters from the tsunamis recede, the arks travel to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa where the Drakensberg Mountains have risen in relation to sea level and become the tallest mountains in the world. Jackson is rejoined with his family, and Helmsley starts a relationship with Laura. The final scene shows that Africa and some land masses remain above sea level.

    all true, guaranteed... :thumbsup:

    Just to add, a documentary is available about the above..

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/2012-Blu-ra...HIDU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1327410359&sr=8-2
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012

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