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Photographer David Blackwell and his wife prepared for the apocalypse. Cats and cat food? Check. Toilet paper? Check. Exploding volcanoes and hurtling asteroids? Not so much.
December 21, 2012 We have received credible reports that the world has not come to an end, contrary to predictions of doom. But just in case there are signs of annihilation where you live, here's our guide to surviving in the wake of the Mayan Apocalypse.
A replica Mayan Calendar Round showing the date September 21, 2004, opening day for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
Molly Stephey/Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
December 19, 2012 According to millions of people, the world will end this Friday. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser debunks the doomsday prophecy and reflects on why so many otherwise reasonable people fall prey to such ancient fears.
Great Basin's Mayan Maybe? beer has been a fast seller, the company's brewmaster says.
Jazz Aldrich/Great Basin Brewing Company
December 14, 2012 Dec. 21 marks the end of the Mayan calendar — a time of celebration for the ancient people, scientists say, although some modern day folks worry it's a sign of the apocalypse. It may not be the end of the world as we know it, but beer masters inspired by the end of days feel fine.
When you reach the end of your journey, will you be able to look back on a life well lived?
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February 1, 2012 What can apocalyptic fears related to the Mayan calendar tell us about how to live a meaningful life? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says fear of the end — any end — drives us to leave a meaningful legacy, to do things that will be remembered.
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