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2011-11-04 21:39:09

University of Kansas anthropologist and Maya scholar John Hoopes and his students are watching predicted doomsday dates such as 11/11/11 and Dec. 21, 2012, with considerable skepticism. Hoopes is regarded as one of the major go-to guys to separate fact from fiction about the Maya calendar and a prediction that the world would end Dec. 21, 2012. He has written scholarly articles debunking the 2012 myth, including a chapter in “2012: Decoding the Counterculture Apocalypse,”...

2011-05-20 00:00:28

The Maya have taken center stage because many fear the supposed end date of their calendar marks the end of the world. Most of this information comes from non-Mayans and it is not accurate. Because of this the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna recently addressed the world. Their message is simple: "Our actions have created a world out of balance that must be rebalanced immediately in order for us to avoid more suffering"¦for humans and for all life." The elders...

2009-12-17 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Speed on the water will hit the New Orleans Superdome this Saturday, December 19, 2009 when Al Copeland Jr. unveils 'Phenomenon,' a four year, multi-million dollar vessel that was built for one reason: to break the world's propeller speedboat record. 'Phenomenon' is a 56-foot long, 13-and-a-half foot wide boat, with four turbine engines and 11,000 horsepower that was created by an all-star design team that includes engineers from Boeing, former U.S....

2009-11-23 04:30:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- While the hit film 2012 chills and horrifies filmgoers worldwide, its apocalyptic premise is completely false, according to author Bob Waxman in his new book 2012: The Ultimate Meaning, to be published by Paragon House and released on December 21, 2009 - exactly 3 years before the infamous date (www.2012TheUltimateMeaning.com). And Waxman is so concerned he has retained the international public relations firm TransMedia Group...

2009-11-10 15:05:00

NASA has launched an investigation in its efforts to prove that world will not come to an end on December 21, 2012, despite the claims of many Internet theorists. The theory states that world will come to an end, based on deductions from the Mayan calendar, as a mysterious planet, Nibiru, collides with Earth. The claims have fueled a Sony Picture, titled "2012," which will come to theaters on Friday. Some Internet theorists have blamed NASA for keeping information concealed about the Earth's...

2009-10-20 15:07:00

Examine Evidence of the Catastrophic Prophecies and Current Theories That Suggest an Imminent Doomsday Is Not Impossible Timed With Major Hollywood Release of "2012," 2012: Countdown to Armageddon Premieres Sunday, November 8, 2009, at 8 PM ET/PT WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- What if the Maya were right about the end of humanity as we know it? Would floods destroy the nation's capital and Los Angeles slide into the Pacific? That's how Hollywood is interpreting the end of the...

2008-08-26 09:00:55

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Magicians Society, a worldwide organization, which was established in 1968 and currently has over 37,000 members, presented Gerry McCambridge with the prestigious "Merlin" Award for Mentalist of the Decade. The Merlin Award to the magic fraternity is what the Oscar is to the movies. Some of the past winners of the Merlin Award are Harry Blackstone, Doug Henning, Criss Angel, Siegfried & Roy and David Copperfield. The voting members...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'