On Wednesday we brought you this terrific video explanation from the big brains at NASA as to why the world won’t actually be ending on December 21, 2012, as the Mayan prophecy supposedly foretold. In the event that you’re just hearing about this apocalyptic premise, here’s a handy guide to catching up on the all the doomsday sturm und drang you’ve been missing.
Being the advanced civilization that they were, the Mayans had a complex understanding of heavens and vast comprehension of time. Interpreting their complex long-count calendar system, the last day documented for this current cycle of the earth is December 21, 2012.
The signs are all around us.
It’s never been clearly specified how the current cycle of the Earth will end, but some doomsday theories predict a planet will collide or pass closely by Earth.
Even despite the forecasts, there’s no real way to know what type of conditions December 21 will bring.
But you can prepare to the best of your abilities for any circumstances you might face.
Look at the positives: If the world does end, you won’t have to worry about fighting mall traffic to get that annoying Christmas shopping done.
Don’t let your social calendar stress you out any longer — you can clear your entire schedule after 12/21.
Especially if you’re Maya Angelou.
No need to study for any final exams.
There’s no consequences to your behavior, so might as well go balls to the wall, literally.
The job competition will be significantly slimmer.
At least you get a couple drinks out of it.
The important thing is to stay safe — you don’t want to be caught with your dick in your hand on December 21, 2012 if shit gets real.