By oh gee, you don't say - 15/12/2012 18:43 - United Kingdom - Southampton
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On the 21st, play some music with loud bass on your speakers to make the house shake. Then see if he comes down screaming that the Mayans were right.
Have you heard of the song "Joy to the World"? It says "Joy to the world, The Lord is come." It's not modern day English but it IS correct grammar. Plus, I was kidding about the end of the world. For all of you haters out there that thumbed my comments down, you really can't take a joke.
If I offended somebody or something, I'm sorry everybody. I apologize to all of you, especially 75 who seems to be most upset. I really am a nice person and I don't try to harm anybody. I'm just trying to be witty or just making the OP feel better. Sorry guys! :(
Didn't think that anybody believed this crap in the first place, if the world's going to be destroyed, there isn't going to be any prediction about it
Hate to break the news to you but the amount of near earth objects picked up by scientists are actually astonishingly low. I don't believe the world is going to end (though it would be interesting if it did) but I just wanted to let you know that 90% of large asteroids are thought to be detected but the majority of mid-sized are not picked up.
Man... what am I gonna do with my thousand dollar forcefield?? :O
Mayans are wrong, they made the calendar BEFORE the Romans made leap year, so we should have died years ago
Actually, the Mayan calendar was created to coincide with the revolution of Nemesis around the sun, and it ends each time Nemesis passes through a certain comet field in space. Each time this happens there is a new Ice Age, and that is supposed to happen this year. The leap year thing has nothing to do with the revolution of stars around each other.
You're all being highly unintelligent about this. If you knew anything about a leap year, you'd know it's not an extra day; it's just the year is one day longer. So January 1st is really December 31st; our planet revolves 365.25 or so times during one time around the sun. So after a couple decades it'd be June, but spring or autumn. The "extra" day is to keep the seasons in sync. Also, every 100 years the leap year is skipped, (since the calendar would be too far ahead), unless the skipped year is divisible by four (hence why 2000 WAS a leap year and 1900 was not). The Romans thus reasoned being off by one day every ten thousand years could be corrected when the time came. In other words, how we say 21st December, 2012 is exactly flipping the same as they would say the 13th Baktun, which is when their calendar starts over, no cataclysmic events involved. We have --.--.---- they have --.--.--.--.--.-- but it'd the same deal. Google it if you think I'm lying.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xX96xng7sAE this video explains leap years in laymens terms. The uploaded also has a video explaining why the Mayans are wrong, hint hint. For those of you who can't access it, type CGPGrey into YouTube, and find it in their uploads. Knowledge is power people.
Dec.21st 2012 is the equivalent of our Jan.1st every year. The difference is the Mayan calendar is 5000 years long and not 365 days. In their calendar they too have 4 seasons except they're wind, flooding, fire, natural disasters. The world goes through these periods throughout the 5000 years
Oops, that was supposed to be a four hundred not a four. "Some exceptions to this rule are required since the duration of a solar year is slightly less than 365.25 days. Over a period of four centuries, the accumulated error of adding a leap day every four years amounts to about three extra days. The Gregorian Calendar therefore omits 3 leap days every 400 years, omitting February 29 in the 3 century years (integer multiples of 100) that are not also integer multiples of 400. For example, 1600 was a leap year, but 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not. Similarly, 2000 was a leap year, but 2100, 2200, and 2300 will not be. By this rule, the average number of days per year is 365 + 1/4 − 1/100 + 1/400 = 365.2425."
90- where are you getting your information...? The whole myan calendar has 13 Baktuns, and one Baktun is 394 years, so 13x394 is 5122 years, so I get that. The thing is, when they made the calendar, they thought that the world was one of their calendars long at that point. So our December 21 2012 is their 0 Baktun 0 Katun 0 Tun 0 Uinal 0 Cimi 0 Zotz. It's a period of celebration and transformation, not fire wind and death for the world.
#1 - A more realistic (or not depending on how you interpret this) prank would be to somehow get some acid into his system, and THEN we'll see who believes in the Mayan prophecy :D