Mayan Apocalypse Busted

People have been predicting the end of the world for centuries and we are still here. In the twentieth century, perhaps no one was better known for his doomsday predictions than former Christian radio host Harold Camping.  He made one prediction and when that didn’t happen, he said he made an error and gave a second prediction which didn’t happen either.  At one point Camping lost many of this faithful followers and his radio station.  His latest prediction was that world would end in 2011, Read more […]

NASA Warns Of Mayan Calendar Hysteria

NASA is warning that the Mayan calendar predictions about the end of the world on December 21st pose real threats to children and depressed teenagers. They don’t actually think that the world is going to end. They’re warning that rumors of an apocalypse may actually frighten young people to death. The Daily Mail reported:  “David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, said on Wednesday that he receives a large number of emails and letters from worried citizens, most often Read more […]

End of the World Predictions Will Increase in the Next Month

December 21, 2012 is around the corner. More than “3,000 books and countless websites claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.” Tonight at 9 p.m. and midnight ET, Fox will be presenting “Countdown to Doomsday: 12.21.2012.” “The scenarios are truly frightening: The Earth will be destroyed by colliding with an asteroid or being pulled into the black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Others claim a galactic planetary alignment that will tear the Earth Read more […]

Doomsday a Good Day for Beer

I am a fan of good beer. Right now, I have a special beer in my fridge that’s part of Stone Brewery’s Vertical Epic series. It was brewed on 11/11/11 and is not supposed to be drunk until 12/12/12. But there’s a problem. The Mayan Calendar says the world will end that day. (Or was it the 21st?) Let me tell you why I’m not worried. First off, why do people want to use the Mayan Calendar to predict the end of the world even though we don’t use the Mayan Calendar for anything else? Is the Read more […]