Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Mayan Apocalypse: By the Numbers

From Mental Floss:

Many Americans are confident that the world isn’t really going to cease to exist on Friday, Dec. 21, the day of the supposed Mayan apocalypse. Still, plenty of people around the world are taking precautions ahead of the day when the Mayan calendar ends and, the theory goes, so does life as we know it. Here, a look at some of the unusual happenings, by the numbers:


Days in the current cycle, the 13th Mayan bak’tun, that ends on Friday.


Price of a fancy margarita — made with DeLeón reposado tequila, Grand Marnier 100 year, agave nectar, and real gold flakes — being offered by Iron Cactus, a Mexican grill in Austin, for people planning to drink like there’s no tomorrow 


Police officers who will be turning visitors away from Bugarach, a French village near a mountain peak where, rumor has it, alien spacecraft will emerge on the last day and rescue everyone nearby


Population of Bugarach...