Next year is looking to be a biggie for End of the World types. With the Mayan calendar coming to the end of one of the long cycles in its mathematics the nutcases will be out in force. Some of them, of course, have already been here for years. Here’s a good overview of the way the Mayan calendar works and why the loonies are wrong.
Posted 1 October 2011, 10:07 BST