Forget the zombie apocalypse. The far more significant Mayan apocalypse is nigh.
Just two more months to live, people of Earth! If you believe in that sort of thing.
Today (October 21) starts the two-month countdown toward doomsday, according to an interpretation of the Mayan calendar that predicts the end of the world on 12/21/12.
Which sucks, but the upside? No wasting time and money Christmas shopping.
Two ancient texts traced back to the ancient civilization confirm the end date of the Mayan Long Count calendar on the winter solstice of this year, or December 21, 2012.
That day is the last day of the 13th bak'tun, or 144,000-day cycle, of the calendar. Ancient Mayans saw the end of the 13th bak'tun as the end of a full cycle of creation.
We. Are. F*%ked.
Not all scholars believe that the Mayan Apocalypse will bring fire and brimstone, but better safe than sorry. Time to burn through your savings and live like you're dying now.
The economy could really use it.
Will the world end 12/21/12?