• Question: Why do people keep saying the world will end in 2012? Will it?

    Asked by jodiebowey23 to Damien, Rachael, Simon, Suzi, Tim on 18 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Hi @jodiebowey23
      I think it’s do to with an ancient prophesy made by the Mayans (in Central America). People have interpreted their writings and said it means that the world will end next year.

      However, if you go to Central America and speak to people descended from the Mayans themselves, they won’t know what you’re on about! They think it’s nonsense.

      So do I, the world won’t end (I hope!)

      Thanks for the question 🙂

    • Photo: Damien Hall

      Damien Hall answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      There have been lots of prophecies that the world is going to end, at least since the times of the Bible, and probably before then too. None of them have been true so far, so I can’t see any reason why this one would be, and I don’t think it is! It makes good film material, though, so we’re going to keep hearing about it …