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3 Theories on Why 12/21/12 May be the End of the World (and how AmeriGas will get you through it!)

Mayan Civilization

Mayan Civilization (image courtesy of Google)

The most popular reasoning behind this Friday’s End of the World hails from Central and South America within their indigenous culture of the Mayans. They are the only known civilization of the pre-Columbian Americas to have fully developed a written language. With this, the Mayans kept three different calendars, one being their “long calendar”. This calendar began back on August 11, 3114 B.C. and is set to end on December 21, 2012. Therefore, since no day is said to be after the final day on their calendar, it must be the end of existence.

Coincidentally, Nostradamus, the Frenchman from the 1500s who is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies) and has attracted a following that, along with much of the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events. Following suit, one of his predictions included several end-of-the-world scenarios would take place in 2012.

And then there’s the very small (population: 178!) town located on the foothills of the French Pyrenees, Bugarach. Part of this town’s landscape includes a mountain, Pic de Bugarach, which actually appears to be upside down in shape- the peak of this mountain is made up of rock older than the base of this mountain. One theory now argues that aliens living inside the mountain, in a type of UFO garage, will come out and whisk all the people in the nearby town away — thus saving them from the end of the world. It seems as though the mayor has already begun turning tourists away from his town, which this week has become saturated with visitors and believers of the pending worldwide doom. Some residents in this town are embracing the publicity. A local restaurant has added “Apocalypse Pizza” to their menu, a local winemaker has been selling “End of the World” vintage and plans on selling “Survivor” wine the week after December 21.

 

Pic de Bugarach

Pic de Bugarach Mountain in Bugarach, France (image courtesy of Google)

 

Since it’s obvious that you will not be allowed to enter this town anymore since the mayor has closed access to it, AmeriGas has put together a few ways you can survive this Friday in the comfort of your own home!

Through the use of propane appliances, and a propane powered generator, when the world-wide blackout due to this impending end happens you will still have power with propane to:

Indoors
- Cook on your stovetop
- Take hot showers with your tankless water heater
- Cuddle up by the fireplace
- Heat your home with the furnace
- Since there will be no more sun, your clothes can still be successfully dried in your dryer

Outdoors
- Meals on your grill
- Relax in your hot tub
- Exercise in your pool
- Invite other propane using friends over for s’mores from your firepit

And if you have a propane powered autogas car, you can drive around your corner of the world to survey the damage!

So before you panic any more about this Friday, just be prepared and let AmeriGas provide you and your home propane for you to dodge the doom!

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