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Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

Slew of books about end of world are out

     A slew of books are out about the supposed end of the world this year under the Mayan calendar, El Universal reported. It listed at least 10 such books about the nonsense.

    MexicoPerspective likes the quote from University of Florida anthropologist Susan Gillespie, who says the business about the end of the world this year comes "from media and from other people making use of the Maya past to fulfill agendas that are really their own."
    Her quote, at end of 2007 USA Today article.

Update, Feb. 3: Frontera publishes story on how Mayans never predicted end of world.
Story, Frontera (PDF).

Update, Dec. 25: End-of-world predictions reportedly bring 150,000 tourists to Mexico.