Happy 2012: Catch up on End of World predictions with this video

Hollywood and hippies are to blame, not the ancient Mayans

If you're like me, you've spent the last 10 or so days doing things like exchanging Christmas gifts and visiting with friends and family, not worrying about the end of the world. But with the calendar (the current one we're using, not that crazy other one that would have Christmas land on a Sunday) changing to 2012, we're now officially in the "end of the world" mania based on some ancient Mayan calendar prophecy or something like that.

If you've ignored all the hype (justifiably), here's a quick video update from the awesome CGP Grey (maker of the electoral college, death to pennies and "What are continents?" videos), who gives you the rundown on why everyone's all a-twitter about 2012:

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