An Apocalypse is Approaching?

Graphic by Kaylie Harley

There has never been a year truly fit to claim the title of “Worst Year of the 21st Century” as 2020 does.

If the forest fires in Australia, or the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter weren’t enough to foreshadow how much of a disaster this year would be, COVID-19 decided to make its debut and solidify 365 days of pure dread.

Now, as if to add icing on an already burnt, tasteless cake, there’s a chance we might not make it to the new year.

During 2012, as some people might remember, there was a general consensus that the world was going to end.

The famous Mayan calendar, whose civilization dates back to around 2600 B.C., promptly ends on Dec. 21, 2012, causing many conspiracy theorists to believe that, on that day, the world must blow up or something.

Although it’s quite apparent that the world hasn’t ended, a recent revelation might provide the answer.

Just this year, it was revealed that, due to eight years lost in translation when society switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in the 15th century, the supposed Doomsday date is actually Dec. 21, 2020, not 2012.

Although there’s the chance that we don’t need to worry about Christmas gifts this year, I’d like to hope that the trials and tribulations of the past few months will help to prepare us for the “prophesied end.”

With “murder hornets,” baby showers gone wrong, and Brexit safely tucked under our belt, humanity should be ready to face anything.

At the very least, we know that hoarding toilet paper isn’t the best idea, and scientists are actually good at their jobs and should be listened to.

In the end, whether the sun comes crashing into the world or we finally make it to Jan. 1, I’m very excited for 2020 to be over.

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