The Internet abounds with warnings of disaster as the calendar year winds down, thanks to a variety of alleged apocryphal events supposedly set to occur Dec. 21, 2012. Is it coincidence? Fate? Enjoyable nonsense? U of T News turned to experts Edward Swenson and Kelly Lepo for their research-based responses to the five most common complaints of Doomsday diviners.
Doomsday claim: December 21, 2012 is the end of the Mayan calendar, meaning it's the beginning of the End Times