By June Hunt
Well, now you know – the world ends on December 21, 2012. That’s the final date of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. This date strikes fear in the hearts of millions who believe the end of their calendar signifies the cataclysmic end of the world.
The history of predicted and expected “last day” dates is nearly as lengthy as modern history itself. Mostly recently, the world was predicted to end on May 2011. Why are so many gripped with dread over apocalyptic predictions? This is most likely because of our basic, human tendency to fear the unknown.