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Why does the Mayan Calendar end on 12/21/2012 ?

Why does the 18-month playful puppies calendar end on 31 July 2014?

Quite simply, they ran out of space on the calendar.  We run out of space on our calender every December 31st.  It isn’t a big deal.  We just start over the next day.

The Mayan calendar is no different.  It is designed to optimize space by using a series of concentric circles that act like gears.  A full revolution of one circle is equivalent to a cog on the next circle.

The hierarchy works as follows:  a day -> 20 days -> 360 days -> 7200 days -> 144,000 days.  That last unit (144,000 days) is called a Baktun.  Their long count calendar is designed to equal 13 Baktuns.

There is absolutely no evidence to believe that the Mayans felt that 13 Baktuns from the initiation of the long count calendar would align with the end of the world.  They could have designed their calendar so that the Uinal (20 days) wheel was actually 30 days, like our month, in which case the calendar would last another 2000 years.  The number for each wheel was selected because it was a number of significance to them – not because it would work out so that the calendar ended when the world ended.

Any Mayans around today, still using their calendar, rather than celebrating the end of the world on December 21st, will be celebrating the start of a new long count calendar on December 22nd.

I’m certain the Illuminati folks are going to love the following source. It’s from NASA 😉

Source: http://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-Mayan-Calendar-end-on-12-21-2012/answer/Robert-Frost-1

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