I lived in Johnson City, TN for a brief stint. It was there that I drove on a major road named “State of Franklin Blvd”. I always thought it was a strange name for a road. Later I finally understood that the State of Franklin was a proposed name for part of East Tennessee.
You’ve probably heard that the world is going to end on Dec 21, 2012 (this Friday). Except that it won’t — at least not for the reasons of the Mayan calendar.
You see, the Maya are known for being very intelligent, incredibly accurate about predicting/maintaining time, and quite advanced in writing. Despite all this, they didn’t predict the end of the world.
NASA has gone on record with their reasons why this is all a hoax.
And would you believe that there are at least three myths commonly believed about the Maya?
Here’s how the Maya calendar works and why 12-21-12 became such an important day.
This won’t happen again in our lifetime. It’ll take a millenium for the date to be the same (see 1-1-01 as in Jan 1, 2101). Our next best fun date will be next November 12th (11-12-13)…and that will be the last until Jan 2, 2103 (1-2-2103).
an inconsistent reminder that random is a constant