When exactly is the prophesized doomsday ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Bjorn Christian Torrissen
A controversial new theory going around on social media suggests that the Mayan doomsday is actually this year.
There's no denying that 2020 hasn't been the best of years, with wildfires, mass protests and a full-on pandemic making the first six months of the 21st Century's third decade unusually challenging.
Now a new theory doing the rounds on social media has put forward the notion that 2020 could in fact be the actual date of the Mayan doomsday prophecy - the end of the world scenario that became something of a phenomenon all the way back in 2012.
Of course the world didn't end 8 years ago, but what if that's because we got the date wrong ?
According to scientist Paolo Tagaloguin, who posted up a (now deleted) Tweet on the subject, 2020 could in fact be 2012 - at least, that is, if you add up the number of years a certain way.
"Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012..." he wrote. "The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days... For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years."
It has even been suggested that, if this is true, the actual doomsday date would be this week.
As before however, there is absolutely no reason to expect any sort of disaster scenario to occur - at least not anything outside of what has already been happening.
The world didn't end in December 2012 and it's not going to end this year either.
Even so, however, 2021 can't come soon enough.
Source: New York Post | Comments (36)
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