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#210 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
the mayan calender didnt take into account leap years because it didnt need to, its actually .0001 days more accurate than our gregorian calendar, hence why it is necessary for our leap years to keep it in check. in addition to this, the mayan long count calendar doesnt say 'december 21st 2012', that is the date that has been worked out to correlate with the calendar we use. if you actually look into the long count calendar you will see that is isnt concerned with solar years - how long it takes the world to orbit around the sun (365.2422 days) - but instead with galactic cycles, or how long it takes the solar system to perform a full rotation. this full rotation takes around 26000 years, the end of which is the end of the mayan calandar. furthermore it doesnt mean the end of the world, it means the end of a cycle, the calendar then restarts, like our calendar restarts at the end of december
#586 to #210 - Hitlersdad (03/06/2012) [-]
Thank you for explaining this so that I didn't have to. Did it once already today because a friend posted this on facebook.
#397 to #210 - griffguy (03/06/2012) [-]
did not comprehend   
   
mfw
did not comprehend

mfw
#228 to #210 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
how you feel
#235 to #228 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
how you feel
how you feel
#566 to #210 - anon (03/06/2012) [-]
What the **** are smart people like you doing on a site like funnyjunk?! Shouldn't you be professoring somewhere or something? :o
#271 to #210 - eziolovestacos (03/05/2012) [-]
YOU WIN
YOU WIN
#729 to #210 - GoReMoTe (03/06/2012) [-]
anon brings great justice

pointless, non-bumping bump and +1 thumb
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#258 to #210 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
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User avatar #253 to #210 - keiishiyama (03/05/2012) [-]
Anon, your level of intelligence killed some of my brain cells. Congratulations.
#356 to #210 - breakfastlunch (03/05/2012) [-]
It takes the Solar System 225-250 million years to rotate around the galactic center, not 26,000. However, I'm assuming you are talking about what the Mayans thought it was, not what we know today.
#221 to #210 - onenation (03/05/2012) [-]
I LOVE YOU... thank you for saying what was on my mind!!!
I LOVE YOU... thank you for saying what was on my mind!!!
#612 to #221 - crusco (03/06/2012) [-]
reminded me of this one
reminded me of this one
User avatar #759 to #612 - onenation (03/06/2012) [-]
HAHAHA... Good one :)
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#379 to #359 - sulfurhexafluoride (03/05/2012) [-]
**** , I haven't read that far! Thanks a lot!
#380 to #359 - anocheeanochee (03/05/2012) [-]
Why would you tell me the ending? That's terrible of you. I hope you're ashamed of yourself for ruining it.
Why would you tell me the ending? That's terrible of you. I hope you're ashamed of yourself for ruining it.
#603 - zakvanloocke (03/06/2012) [-]
Damn, I was looking forward to it.
Damn, I was looking forward to it.
#378 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
Maybe were already ******* dead and this is hell
#398 to #378 - nang (03/06/2012) [-]
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#417 to #378 - adeadturtle (03/06/2012) [-]
well then, pleasure to be in hell with you, sir.
User avatar #409 to #378 - nyanpoptart (03/06/2012) [-]
that would explain 4chan
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#247 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
The Mayans predictions account for the Earth's orbit around the sun and the Earth's axed rotation, and February 29th is a way to make up for "lost time" because everyday is actually around 23h 55min long (or something near that) so the Mayans "prediction" remains as an allotted time after they made the calender, not just a specific date

#256 to #247 - anon (03/05/2012) [-]
its not the day thats 23h and 55min its the year thats 365days and 6hours
thats why in each 4 years it takes all 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 hours that makes 24 xD
User avatar #267 to #247 - Rusnor (03/05/2012) [-]
Thank you! It seems nobody else realizes that the point of the date is the complete eclipse.

Thumbs for you.
#263 to #247 - chogrocker (03/05/2012) [-]
Regardless, it's still all ******* ******** .
#674 - nukingwhore (03/06/2012) [-]
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#434 - anon (03/06/2012) [-]
gentlemen, you know what this means... we can all enjoy the hobbit in peace
#501 - jennydangerr (03/06/2012) [-]
<---- The author of that post...
#514 to #501 - tmark (03/06/2012) [-]
unfortunately, I'm not using a spectacle. haha
#344 - godambatman (03/05/2012) [-]
*roll dubs*
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#744 - darkinin (03/06/2012) [-]
That's wrong, actually, as the Mayans were aware of the extra one quarter of a day in the Earth's orbit around the sun. They just accounted for it with a method that was different from ignoring the quarter day for three years and then adding a whole new day on the fourth.


Also, are the buttons below the content (thumbs, favorite, subscribe, share, etc) all bunched up in a square for anyone else?
#756 to #744 - whitewallsofalaska (03/06/2012) [-]
Yeah man they actually had three calendars in total I'm pretty sure,   
I may be wrong but I know for sure they're was one called Tzolkin;  which was a 260 days long, then second then came into play.  Anyways in a nut shell Its complicated, and from what I read is more accurate then ours.
Yeah man they actually had three calendars in total I'm pretty sure,
I may be wrong but I know for sure they're was one called Tzolkin; which was a 260 days long, then second then came into play. Anyways in a nut shell Its complicated, and from what I read is more accurate then ours.
#678 - alexanderdouble (03/06/2012) [-]
**alexanderdouble rolls 55** Last try
**alexanderdouble rolls 55** Last try
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**pleasewelcomejc rolls 43**

not as cool as rolling 13
#688 to #678 - anon (03/06/2012) [-]
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#468 - pretzelz (03/06/2012) [-]
I was waiting for the zombie apocalypse dammit.
#88 - ireallylikepotatoe (03/05/2012) [-]
&gt;world ends when we reach the end of a calendar   
&gt;My calendars end at the end of each year.
>world ends when we reach the end of a calendar
>My calendars end at the end of each year.
#11 - frankiethekneeman (03/05/2012) [-]
Meh. Reverse bubble burst: Mayans didn't have December, the 21st, or 2012. Clearly, the Mayan Calendar has been retrofitted to match our own. It's pretty likely that the team of researchers who matched the dates up knew about leap years. In fact, they probably also knew that leap years don't happen in years evenly divisible by 100, but not 400. They're probably further aware of the fact that the Julian calendar (the one mentioned as having been instituted in 45 BC, by Julius Caeser) was replaced in 1852 by the Gregorian (with our more modern definition of leap years and month length). Also, the "full" understanding of the Mayan Calendar wasn't really recovered until 1990, so I'm guessing their match is more accurate than this one.

Science'd.
#604 - mandatorytrolling (03/06/2012) [-]
Oh boy what a relief ... Boom. XD
Oh boy what a relief ... Boom. XD
#146 - bulletcatcher (03/05/2012) [-]
Well, the Mayans also had a 360 day year instead of 365... Which means that what they considered to be in around 4000 years time would actually be in only around 3945 years. Which means that, if they were right, the world would have ended over 50 years ago, so around the 1960s.....

Yeah science.
#158 to #146 - thesamoan (03/05/2012) [-]
i heard their calendar was around 270 something, but idk.
User avatar #168 to #146 - Welshhobo (03/05/2012) [-]
260 days a year, not 360
User avatar #177 to #168 - Welshhobo (03/05/2012) [-]
Which, if my calculations are correct, are about 1150 years ago - the end of the last cycle.


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