The Maya, one of Mesoamericas most advanced civilizations did many things. They had highly developed architecture and the only known written language in the pre-columbian era. Oh yeah, and a calendar that predicted the end of the world.
On December 12, 2012, the current and last cycle of the b'ak'tun will come to an end. The ending of a cycle held great significance to the Maya, but this is where things get a bit, well, shady. It doesn't actually SAY we're going to die, it just ends. Now, some boring old scientists are pretty sure the world wont end and that the Maya just didn't get around to making a new calendar, on account of the whole 'Spanish Conquest' thing.
But we'd be foolish to just hope for the best and lets be honest, you didn't start reading this to be told fuck all's going to happen. So next up, here's how it all goes to pot and trust me, its as crazy as it sounded.
Yes ladies and gents, our first scenario is everyones favourite excuse for a mass shag, the coming of the Age of Aquarius.
Due to a wobble in the Earths orbit, every year the constellations (those pretty sky pictures sailors use to either navigate or add a pleasant backdrop to all that rum-induced sodomy) move slightly further across the sky. Currently, the first constellation that peeps over the horizon is currently Pisces, but by 2012 this will have shifted slightly to become Aquarius.
Cue much nudity, free love and hemp. How this works I'm not sure, but hey, who am I to question?
Now, this is more like it. Another scenario has us facing the imminent shifting of the magnetic poles with each other due to a massive solar flare. Imagine 100 billion Nuclear warheads detonating on the sun, and we're getting close.
Now, north suddenly being on the bottom may not sound like much but think about it. No more pampered southern jokes (if your English), no more 'land down under' for Australia. South Africa would become North Africa, with world war not far behind (hey, weirder things have happened)
Ah yes, for our last impending death, I give you Nibiru
Yeah, thats a fucking PLANET hitting the Earth. You can almost see the god-size 'FAIL' caption floating towards it.