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End Of The World In 2012? Not So Fast Say Mayan Experts
2011-12-02 09:35:28

According to popular theory, and at least one Hollywood movie, the world will be coming to a messy end next December. However before you rack up credit card charges or tell your in-laws what you really think of them in preparation for this event, you might want to heed the latest advice of Mayan experts who want to dispel any belief that a world apocalypse is expected soon. According to the Mayan calendar, December 12, 2012 marks the end of a 5,126 year old cycle which allegedly brings the...

Mexico Admits To Second 2012 Mayan Prediction
2011-11-25 14:09:15

Mexico's archaeology institute is downplaying theories that the ancient Mayans predicted the world would be ending in 2012, but it did acknowledge that the date exists on a fragment at a southern Mexico ruin site. Experts had cited only one surviving reference to the date in Mayan glyphs, which is a stone tablet from Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. However, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said that there is another apparent reference to the date at...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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