12 Facts About 2012 phenomenon


December 2012 phenomenon marked the conclusion of a b'ak'tun—a time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used in Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans.

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In 2012 phenomenon, researchers announced the discovery of a series of Maya astronomical tables in Xultun, Guatemala which plot the movements of the Moon and other astronomical bodies over the course of 17 b'ak'tuns.

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Themes found in 2012 phenomenon literature included "suspicion towards mainstream Western culture", the idea of spiritual evolution, and the possibility of leading the world into the New Age by individual example or by a group's joined consciousness.

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In 2012 phenomenon it was about halfway through the Milky Way, crossing the galactic equator.

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Idea that the year 2012 phenomenon presaged a world cataclysm, the end of the world, or the end of human civilization, became a subject of popular media speculation as the date of 21 December 2012 phenomenon approached.

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Some believers in a 2012 doomsday used the term "galactic alignment" to describe a different phenomenon proposed by some scientists to explain a pattern in mass extinctions supposedly observed in the fossil record.

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David Morrison attributed the rise of the solar storm idea to physicist and science popularizer Michio Kaku, who claimed in an interview with Fox News that a solar peak in 2012 phenomenon could be disastrous for orbiting satellites, and to NASA's headlining a 2006 webpage as "Solar Storm Warning", a term later repeated on several doomsday pages.

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In Michigan, schools were closed for the Christmas holidays two days early, in part because rumours of the 2012 phenomenon apocalypse were raising fears of repeat shootings similar to that at Sandy Hook.

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Several TV documentaries, as well as some contemporary fictional references to the year 2012 phenomenon, referred to 21 December as the day of a cataclysmic event.

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In cinema, Roland Emmerich's 2009 science fiction disaster film 2012 was inspired by the phenomenon, and advance promotion prior to its release included a stealth marketing campaign in which TV spots and websites from the fictional "Institute for Human Continuity" called on people to prepare for the end of the world.

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An article in The Daily Telegraph attributed the widespread fear of the 2012 phenomenon in China to the film, which was a smash hit in that country because it depicted the Chinese building "survival arks".

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On 17 December 2012 phenomenon, Jell-O ran an ad saying that offering Jell-O to the Mayan gods would appease them into sparing the world.

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