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It was only two years ago where most people have heard of the 2012 prediction that the world will end on 21st December 2012. Possibly it was due to the spreading of news of the scholars who interpreted the ending of the Mayan calendar.
This Mayan calendar lasted for 5125 years and gives numbers of various interpretations. One of the most famous is the abrupt ending of the humanity on December 21, 2012.
It is implied that this Mayan calendar is composed of many cycles. The cycle, or baktun, of the Mayan calendar is ongoing right now started on August 13, 3114 B.C. It is important to note that each cycle marks the ending of the current period and start of a new one.
This 13th baktun, according to Mayan’s, is regarded as one of the most important to them, and may possibly be the root of having a controversial interpretation to humans—2012 end of the world theory.
It is a fact that there is no specific scenario on how the world will end in 2012, however, studies have revealed that this 5125 year-calendar was created by the Mayan to correspond to astronomical prediction. Given this idea, brings to a conclusion of the theory that the world end will be contributed by something beyond our world.
While things going on outside of our world is not definite, it is a fact that the Mayan culture is greatly influenced with a vast understanding of planetary alignments and astronomy.
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I feel saddened hearing about the blackbirds falling in Arkansas from the evening news tonight. It happened Friday night, New Year’s eve, at the town of Beebe though the news was realeased as early as Saturday .
As of the moment, there are no scientific reasons yet as to why it happened, though theories such as huge flock birds may have been killed by lightning or they may hit the high altitude hail storm.
Another story that local officials are looking at is the estimated 100,000 dead drum fish found lined in the riverbank lifeless along Arkansas River on Saturday, 125 west of Beebe. Could this be related?
More story, click this and this.
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BEIJING – The newest Miss World is from the United States.
|Alexandria Mills, Miss World
Alexandria Mills, a soft-spoken 18-year-old, was named the winner in Saturday night’s contest in southern China. The tall blonde was a relative surprise winner after speculation focused on other contestants.
Second place went to Emma Wareus of Botswana, and Adriana Vasini of Venezuela came third.
The host country’s own contestant, Tang Xiao, also was among the final five.
According to a brief biography on the Miss World website, Mills calls Louisville, Kentucky, her hometown, and she recently graduated from high school. She would like to become a teacher.
“I’ve never met a stranger and enjoy meeting new people,” she says in the bio.
For the final, she was wearing a shimmering ivory-colored dress slit up the leg.
Mills takes over the title from Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar, who was named Miss World 2009 at a ceremony in South Africa last December.
Women from more than 100 countries participated in the contest, organizers said.
This is the 60th year of the Miss World Competition, and organizers brought back contestants from past decades to give the night a retrospective theme.
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