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7 stunning end of the world predictions
According to scientists, the world could endon March 16, 2880. Asteroid 1950 DA has a 0.3% chance of hittingEarth in 867 years. At 1 km in diameter, rotates once every twohours and six minutes and would cause untold damage were it to hit the earth.The Shrinking Mt Everest, 2015 There was something else going on with thelandscape of Nepal, which nobody would have even thought of us.As the earthquake subsided, what came as a real shocker was that the earth's highestmountain range, Mt. Everest stood 2.8 cm smaller, according to satellite data.Earth's magnetic field flips!
The biggest reason which led the Mayan apocalypsebelievers to predict the end of the world in 2012 was based on the changing patternsof Earth's magnetic fields. However, Earth's magnetic field is stillweakening 10 times faster than normal, at present and can further weaken.Earth's magnetic field flips! The biggest reason which led the Mayan apocalypsebelievers to predict the end of the world in 2012 was based on the changing patternsof Earth's magnetic fields. However, Earth's magnetic field is stillweakening 10 times faster than normal, at present and can further weaken.Earth Will Be Destroyed by Floods and Earthquakes
by 2021.A series of apocalyptic events, including floods and earthquakes will spell the endof the world before 2021, according to a doomsday prophecy.NEW UNKNOWN WEAPON In this scenario a new type of weapon is created.It might be a Fusion Bomb capable of turning the world into a shortterm star, it mightbe a new form of radiation or it might even be a gravitational weapon that stops the worldspinning. TOTAL NUCLEAR WARThe devastation from thermonuclear blasts would be bad enough and would send what wasleft of mankind back to the Stone Age.
The radiation would engulf the planet on ascale that can't be imagined. Within 6 months anyone who was not â€œblown upâ€� would bevery sick. Within 24 months just about everyone is dead.
Re Leap Years 2012 The Mayan Calendar
Hello, Internet. A lot of you sent me thisimage making the rounds which concerns the Mayan prediction that the world will end onDecember 21, 2012. The claim is that the Mayan calendar short counted the years because theyforgot about leap days so the world should have already ended. This is followed by Mind= Blown, which I'm not sure how to take. Do people think that the world forgot to haveits apocalypse or that were it not for leap days that we'd already be living in the futureéEither way, it's spawned many an argument that people ask me to explain, which I'm happyto do, because my next big tutorial was delayed by pestilence, which struck me down into thedepths of unproductive misery for the last
few weeks. So, if you haven't already, pleasewatch the related tutorials now as otherwise this won't make a whole lot of sense and thereare a few corrections I'd like to make. The first of these is that I shouldn't have calledthe Mayans quot;Mayansquot;. Maya is the correct singular and plural noun to use in the same way thatsheep is both singular and plural. Mayan is the name of the language and the adjectiveform of the word as in the Mayan civilization. Secondly, I showed a picture of the Azteccalendar stone, rather than a Mayan calendar in my 2012 tutorial, which at the time I thoughtwas okay because the Aztec calendar is the same as the Mayan, just with different names,sort of like the Greek and Roman Gods. And,
frankly, the Aztec one is much cooler looking.But I was still wrong to show it because despite naming it the Aztec calendar stone, archeologistsdon't actually think it's a calendar. And, speaking of stone, I used the term Stone Ageto describe the Maya which made many people very angry. For clarity, Stone Age does notmean stupid, it's the technological classification of a civilization limited to stone tools.Advanced though their astronomy and mathematics were, the Maya never discovered metallurgyand thus couldn't move on to the Bronze Age then the Iron Age then the Diamond Age. Right.Enough corrections. It's explanation time for this image which raised three questions:1) Does the Mayan calendar have leap daysé
2) Did the Maya miscount the years, 3) Shouldthe world have already endedé The answer to all of these is, no. To briefly recap, leapyears exist to stop seasons from drifting out of sync with the calendar, a problem thatvexed Pope Gregory because every year Easter and spring were getting further apart. Tofix this, he introduced the modestly named Gregorian calendar with its fancy leap yearrules to keep the seasons and thus the holidays together. But, while Pope Gregory cared aboutthe seasons, the ancient Maya did not. Presumably because where they lived the weather comesin only one season, too hot and too humid. So the Mayan calendar ignores seasons in favorof accurately tracking the days since the
creation of the Mayan religion. This rendersleaps years an unnecessary complication. Though the Mayan calendar is no stranger to complicationwith its cycles within cycles within cycles within cycles within cycles that, if you'reinterested, Hank Green can tell you much more about. But back to the miscounting claimswhich comes from our idea that leap days are extra days which, of course, they really aren't.The Gregorian calendar doesn't give people extra days any more than daylight saving timegives people extra sunlight. If you transported Pope Gregory 1,000 years back in time to meetthe Mayan Lady Xoc and then made them count the days until this year's winter solstice,they'd agree on that number because they're
just counting sunrises. It's not like PopeGregory with his clever modern calendar would notice 500+ days that the Lady Xoc somehowmissed, perhaps while distracted by the pain from her thorns through the tongue routine.The only thing that they would disagree on is what to call that day with Pope Gregoryinsisting on December 21, 2012 and Lady Xoc preferring the 13th Baktun. So, this imageis wrong because it's an apples to oranges comparison. The Mayan calendar doesn't haveleap days because it doesn't need them. It counts days just fine and its long cycle willfinish on December 21, 2012, but the world will still go on.