End of the World Predictions. Kailan nga ba mga ateh?
Naaah, I am writing this not because I lost my internet connections again. Internet addicts feel that it is the end of the world when they could not access their e-mail, facebook, twitter and other favorite social networking websites.
Don't be shy, raise your hands or nod your heads, mga kabarangay. Hiya pa kayo. Denial pa kayo.
I am really referring to the end of the world aka, heavenly bodies falling like bowling pins, ocean flooding and toppling the man-built structures...yada yada yada.
Here in the US, you will see some guys carrying a sign, The End of the World is Coming. Nakita ko sila pagdating ko hanggang ngayon nandoon pa rin sila sa downtown.
Noong 1997, ginulantang ang mga taga San Diego, CA sa mass suicide ng members ng Heaven's Gate Cult. Prediction nila kasi magugunaw ang mundo at sino man ang sumama sa kanila ay makakaligtas dahil sila ay sasakay sa space ship. Wala kaming nabalitaang kasamang Filipino, kasi nag-insist daw na magdala ng dalawang balikbayan boxes na puno ng spam at karne norte para baon. So Denied siya. Toinkkk.
Seriously ito ang balita niyan.
Followers of the Heaven's Gate cult, led primarily by Marshall Applewhite, thought Earth and everything on it were about to be "recycled" to a clean slate, and believed hitching a ride on comet Hale-Bopp in March 1997 could allow them to survive. Thirty-nine members (including Applewhite) poisoned themselves in shifts in a California mansion wearing Nike's sneakers and armbands that read "Heaven's Gate Away Team."
Ang latest ngayon ay ang Mayan apocalypse na marami ng pelikulang binasehan ito. Ang end of the world daw ay December 21, 2012. Nggggiii. Pero may magandang balita, may extension daw. Ano yan BIR or IRS tax payments? Pwede raw extended ng 50 to 100 years. O di va magandang balita yan. Kung liyebo trese lang kayo ngayon, otsenta na kayo kung extended ng 50 years. Pwede na kayong sumakay sa wheelchair para tumakas.
It's a good news/bad news situation for believers in the 2012 Mayan apocalypse. The good news is that the Mayan "Long Count" calendar may not end on Dec. 21, 2012 (and, by extension, the world may not end along with it). The bad news for prophecy believers? If the calendar doesn't end in December 2012, no one knows when it actually will — or if it has already.
A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook "Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World" (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years.The Chicken and the Eggs' prediction
Noong 1806, nangitlog daw ang manok sa Leeds, isang Englishtown kung saan nakalagay doon kung kailan magugunaw ang mundo.
There has never been a stranger messenger than a hen in the English town of Leeds in 1806. It seems that a hen began laying eggs on which the phrase "Christ is coming" was written. As news of this miracle spread, many people became convinced that doomsday was at hand — until a curious local actually watched the hen laying one of the prophetic eggs and discovered someone had hatched a hoax.