i can't believe people are gullible enough to take this bs on its surface and not investigate further. the mayans themselves don't believe that the world is going to end. it's the anniversary of "creation". they mark time in 394-year periods called baktuns. the current baktun ends on dec. 21, marking the beginning on the next baktun.
or it's the end of the world. whatever is easier to believe, i suppose.