The Day the World Didn’t End: Remember the Apocalypse?
Remember the apocalypse? It was a year ago today, or was supposed to be.
The world was supposed to end in some kind of conflagration: a rogue planet smashing into Earth; a solar flare enveloping our small, frail planet (never mind that the current solar maximum is among the weakest in recorded history); a spaceship plucking the meritorious before doom descends. All because some people thought that the ancient Maya, having meticulously detailed the end of their Long Count calendar, had given up on time.