A meteorite is captured on camera as it fell to earth over the skies of the Ural Mountains in Russia today. The object, estimated to be around 10 tonnes, exploded in the stratosphere. The resulting shockwave caused buildings to shake and windows to shatter. Several hundred people were treated for injuries sustained by flying glass.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Friday, 21 December 2012
21.12.12, the end of the 13th Baktun of the Mayan calender, and some say the end of the world.
A baktun is a period of almost 400 years, so the calender merely resets to welcome in the 14th Baktun, which offers hope and change according to the descendents of the Mayan people.
This Wikipedia entry highlights some of the dates predicted for apocalyptic events over the course of human history.