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World is not ending in 2012

There is a popular belief that the world is ending on 2012. The belief started from some interpretation of Mayan calendar which ends on 2012. A recent movie also added fume over this belief but there are no scientific evidence to support this. The Mayan calendar used base of 20 (instead of 10 of modern calendar). This calendar has limitation that it has to terminate by 5126 year and since the calendar started on 3114 BC, it is ending on 2012. It is just limitation of the way the calendar was built and nothing extra than that. There are no logic to support any correlation between end of an ancient calendar and the world.

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