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December 21, 2012





ShadowmasterX
Here are some reasons PEOPLE think that the world is going to end....

Scientific experts from around the world are genuinely predicting that five years from now, all life on Earth could well finish. Some are saying it'll be humans that set it off. Others believe that a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it'll be God himself who presses the stop button...


1. Mayan Calendar



The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things:

Building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and
Sacrificing Virgins.

Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it's likely they've got the end of the world right as well.

2. Sun Storms



Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery: our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic, and it's supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the Earth with so much radiation energy, it's been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. This activity is predicted to get worse, and calculations suggest it'll reach its deadly peak sometime in 2012

3. The Atom Smasher

Scientists in Europe have been building the world's largest particle accelerator. Basically its a 27km tunnel designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the Universe tick. However, the mega-gadget has caused serious concern, with some scientists suggesting that it's properly even a bad idea to turn it on in the first place. They're predicting all manner of deadly results, including mini black holes. So when this machine is fired up for its first serious experiment in 2012, the world could be crushed into a super-dense blob the size of a basketball.


4. Super Volcano



Yellowstone National Park in the United States is famous for its thermal springs and Old Faithful geyser. The reason for this is simple - it's sitting on top of the world's biggest volcano, and geological experts are beginning to get nervous sweats. The Yellowstone volcano has a pattern of erupting every 650,000 years or so, and we're many years overdue for an explosion that will fill the atmosphere with ash, blocking the sun and plunging the Earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 15,000 years. The pressure under the Yellowstone is building steadily, and geologists have set 2012 as a likely date for the big bang.

5. The Physicists

This one's case of bog-simple maths mathematics. Physicists at Berekely Uni have been crunching the numbers. and they've determined that the Earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event. Even worse, they're claiming their calculations prove, that we're all going to die, very soon - while also saying their prediction comes with a certainty of 99 percent- and 2012 just happens to be the best guess as to when it occurs.

6. Slip-Slop-Slap-BANG!

We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that sheilds us from most of the sun's radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call north and south have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so - and right now we're about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is underway, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.


I personally don't think this is going to end; just one of those 6/6/06 things!
Magicman
Do you have sources for each section? I hadn't heard of any of the others besides the Mayan Calendar ending. I realize that you do not believe this will happen but I think a source for every claim could help people decide for themselves if the world will end in 2012. I personally do not.
ShadowmasterX
lol sources? =(
too late now, i cleared my history, but all of this is just to scare people, all of it is true but some of it is exaggerated (i think)
bulek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11iCmzGnOI8 Shocked
standready
I thought I had seen this before:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-89041.html
ShadowmasterX
yea i didnt see it -__-
GoldWyvern
You could have the same argument for almost every year or almost every date in the calender. Just do a search and spend a bit of time gathering information, and there you go - doomsday predication for any time or date.

Honestly, it really doesn't matter. Yay, we've been warned the world is going to end. Other then entetainment value, it really is irrelevent. We can't do much about most of that.

Guess what I'm going to do until 2012? Try not to die of a car accident, heart attack, etc. The rest of the world as a whole can take care of itself.
coolclay
Interesting I had heard the Mayan one too, but not the others. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me a bit if the world ended for any all, or some of those reasons not to mention all the other possibilities. I think as long as people live everyday prepared to die, and are comfortable with knowing where they may be going, then we have nothing to worry about.

Catastrophes are a normal part of life it's just a matter of time until the next big one hits.
sondosia
You know, a while ago they predicted with quite a bit of confidence that Y2K would end the world...

*sigh*

Use your LOGIC, people. It's what sets us apart from apes. Seriously.
Helios
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-89041.html

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