I was just thinking to myself the only thing missing from 2020 was the end of the world.
If you remember back to 2012, the end of the world was predicted on Dec. 21 based on a “Mayan prophecy.” In reality, it was mainly that the calendar they used was wildly different from the one we currently use and…it’s too complicated. It did give us a bad John Cusack movie.
Yeah, that’s the one.
Anyway, a scientist named Paolo Tagalougin from Knoxville, Tenn., redid the math and now believes we were eight years early on the end of the world. It is, in fact, this Sunday.
The world ends on Father’s Day? That sucks.
This is based off sciencey things, like different calendars and whatnot. Tagalougin has since deleted the tweets he made with his predicition.
NASA, however, did put together a handy Q&A page to explain why the world didn’t end back in 2012 and probably won’t this time, either.
“Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?
A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.”
All the same, we’re not taking any chances. Anyone have a bunker we can hide out in on Sunday?