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A man performs a ritual as he looks toward the Mayan Chichen Itza pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. A chorus of books and movies have tried to link the Mayan calendar to rumors of impending disasters Dec. 21. Archaeologists says there is no evidence the Maya ever made any such prophesy.

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It's the end of the world again

Go ahead and ask a Mayan. He'll probably think you're being silly.

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