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Don't be afraid (D'on ve el fred? - ¿Dónde vive Alfredo?)
Finalist Fiascos
The Maya Calendar

The Maya Calendar

History
Technology 1000 years old, ¡this is history! Not the boring silicon, perishable software or last-minute fashion. Pyramids to observe the welkin and inscriptions carved on stone? and finally, the prediction that December 21st 2012 the world would end. Or at least, this is what some interpreted and many more believed.

The fiasco
The final proof of the fiasco is that here we are, safe and sound, and we can celebrate a new edition of the Fiasco Awards. The voices claiming that the Maya calendar was only announcing a cycle shift, and not the end of the world, were not listened by the credulous multitude. The inhabitants of Bugarach are still laughing (? maybe it was them presenting the candidacy?)

What can we learn?
That predicting was very difficult, especially about the end of the world's exact date. Nostradamus, the millennium' alarmists and many others have tried, but it is confirmed that their guess rate is very low.
Luckily, the predictions of NASA are coming true and the asteroids come by close but don't collapse onto us. We hope not to have to ever give them a Fiasco Award.

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