Yep it seems that the end of the world has been postponed and not going to be in 2012 after all, LOL. That's according to Mayan elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun.
Bugger! I was going to party hard until then, now it seems I'll have to nurse my liver for a bit longer.
2012 is not the end of the world, Mayan elder insistsThe year 2012 will not bring the end of the world, a Mayan elder has insisted, despite claims that a Mayan calendar shows that time will "run out" on December 21 of that year.Published: 9:49PM BST 11 Oct 2009Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the end of the world. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff," he said.A significant time period for the Mayans does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.But most archaeologists, astronomers and Mayans say the only thing likely to hit Earth is a meteor shower of New Age philosophy, pop astronomy, internet doomsday rumours and TV specials such as one on the History Channel which mixes "predictions" from Nostradamus and the Mayans and asks: "Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?"
2012 is likely to be an interesting tear on the stock market however... just like every year.