Mayan doomsday 2012
According to the ancient Mayan civilisation, December 21, 2012, represents the end of a cycle in the Mayan long count calendar that begins in the year 3114 BC. It is the completion of 5,200 years counted in 13 baak t’uunes, a unit of time. One baak t’uune is equivalent to 144,000 days, or roughly 400 years. Doomsday believers expect a cataclysmic event to occur that day and end the world.
The sun came out yesterday as most Hongkongers expected. But elsewhere in the world, people were not so certain about seeing the light of day.
The United Nations has denied distributing tickets for an ark to save people from the apocalypse, it said on a Chinese social networking site on Friday.
Is it romantic to get married on the day civilisation is supposed to end? Or is the marriage doomed? SCMP.com asked Hong Kong's brides and grooms why they decided to get married on December 21,...
Still alive? Have no fear. Even feng shui master James Lee Shing-chak says today is an especially lucky one.
Mainland police have arrested nearly 1,000 people in the crackdown on a Christian sect that spread doomsday rumours and targeted communist rule, state media said ahead of the supposedly Mayan-...
As some Hongkongers await the end of the world today, religious leaders have warned everyone expecting life to carry on as usual that their own doomsday is coming sooner or later.
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If you can read this, so far so good, we seem to have survived yet another apocalypse. Congratulations.
Not that I ever lost any sleep over it, but my concerns about this day were first...
China has arrested nearly 1,000 people in a crackdown on a sect that spread doomsday rumours, a day ahead of a supposedly Mayan-foretold apocalypse.
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou pledged not to interfere with freedom of speech or the media, and said he had called on Beijing to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
The Zhejiang inventor whose successful crash test of his survival pod earlier this year made him an internet celebrity says he cannot keep up with demand for the device as December 21 doomsday...