According to a recent poll, 10 percent of people around the globe worry that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, as some spurious interpretations of the Mayans’ long-count calendar predict.
The doomsayers cite several different potential agents of apocalypse, including a collision with the supposed rogue planet Nibiru, a catastrophic solar storm or an unfortunate planetary alignment.
But it’s all nonsense, NASA assures us. Here’s a look at some of the most prevalent 2012 doomsday myths, and some NASA-provided reasons why we shouldn’t retreat into our bunkers.
- Don’t Panic! 2012 Doomsday Myths Debunked by NASA (space.com)
- Why Doomsday Fears Will Survive 2012 ‘Apocalypse’ (space.com)
- Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 “Doomsday” Myth (news.nationalgeographic.com)
- 2012 Doomsday Theories Proven Bullshit… By The Mayan Calendar (badassdigest.com)
- If The World Ends, This Man’s Voice May Be The Last You Hear (huffingtonpost.com)
- Phew! The World Won’t End This Year – Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 “Doomsday” Myth (junkscience.com)