A new Reuters-Ispos poll shows that 10% of the global population believe the following statement:
The Mayan calendar, which some say ‘ends’ in 2012, marks the end of the world.
Of course, the Mayans themselves didn’t believe the world would end in 2012.
Indeed, archeologists have just found a cache of Mayan calendars which goes thousands of years past 2012:
I guess the flaky new age writers and Mexican tourist agencies will have to come up with another angle.