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Will The World End in 2012?

In recent years the 2012 end of the world predictions have become serious business, in fact a number of cults are preparing for the arrival of doomsday in a little over a year. It isn’t only cults who are subscribing to these “end of the world predictions” however, many average people are fueling the hysteria that is beginning to build as the year 2012 gets closer. How much truth is behind these theories though? Where exactly are these theories coming from? In this article we will cover the hysteria that is the end of the world prediction for 2012 and compare it with previous end of the world predictions that have come and gone….

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How Does the Mayan Calendar Work?

The Mayan calendar has a long and deep history. But its premise is quite simple. Maybe not as simple as our Roman calendar, however. One of the defining characteristics of our Roman calendar is that it is based on various cycles. From minutes, to hours, days, weeks, months – we divide our calendar into increments that repeat on their own cycle…

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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

What is the meaning of Thanksgiving? This American holiday has become a part of our collective traditions. Holidays are not only a time for festive feasts and merry-making; they also serve as representatives of a nation’s identity. So when we ask, What is the meaning of Thanksgiving, we are also considering who we are. Therefore, this question really concerns what Thanksgiving says about the traits and qualities of Americans. Who are we? And how does Thanksgiving embody our collective identity?

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How to Throw An End of the World Party

As we move closer to December 21st, 2012, aka, the end of the Mayan Calendar Cycle (read more about how the Mayan Calendar works), or as some predict, when the world will end (read more about the 2012 end of the world predictions) the comments from you, our readers, are pouring in! We love to hear all your ideas, philosophies, theories and debates about what will happen come 12/21/12. We invite you to keep the discussion going, but for the sake of having a little fun, we thought we’d start giving you some ideas, tips and ways to celebrate the “end”…

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Why the World Didn’t End

For a while now there have been rumors of the approaching end of the world and all fingers have pointed to the Mayan calendar as a predictor. Well, the date has arrived and, in case you haven’t noticed, the world has not ended. Below we will take a look at why the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012, and what the end of a cycle really means on the Mayan calendar…

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Triceratops Dinosaur: A Majestic Cretaceous Beast

The herbivorous dinosaur well known for the three horns that adorn its skull, the Triceratops roamed our Earth 68 to 65 million years ago. While it may seem near impossible to determine anything about these majestic beasts there are actually quite a few facts which can be obtained about this dinosaur even millions of years later! While paleontologists work to discover as much as they can about this huge prehistoric beast the puzzle of how this horned dinosaur actually lived when it roamed the Earth is slowly coming together piece by piece. From analysis of everything from skulls and horns to predator’s teeth and soil we are coming to know just what the Triceratops really was…

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The Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Period Dinosaurs

During Mesozoic era there are three specific periods of time in which dinosaurs ruled the Earth, the Triassic, the Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods. These eras were labeled by geologists as a way to distinguish between geologic strata and the periods in which they occurred. The most well known and publicized period of the three dinosaur times is the Jurassic. Why is this so?…

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Jurassic Period Facts: Rise of the Dinosaurs

The Mesozoic era saw some incredibly amazing life forms that continue to puzzle paleontologists today. The Mesozoic era was divided in to three individual periods: the Triassic period, the Jurassic period and the Cretaceous period. Smack in the middle of the Mesozoic area, the Jurassic period itself was also divided in to three sections, the early, middle and late Jurassic periods. The Jurassic period brought some amazing changes that bred some amazing prehistoric beasts in a time which fell between 146 and 200 million years ago…

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Tyrannosaurus Rex: The King of Dinosaurs

Known as the king of the dinosaurs and a vicious meat eating carnivore, the Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed the Earth 67 to 66.5 million years ago. The fascination in this king of the beasts most certainly comes from the fact that this terrifying creature was once alive, alive and kicking around all 7.5 tons of its weight around the land that we now call our home. From fossil discoveries paleontologists can tell a lot about how the Tyrannosaurus Rex used to live, including the animals that it used to feel upon. By analyzing fossils that are millions of years old paleontologists can find, with a remarkable amount of detail, many unusual facts about this terrible lizard…

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The Brontosaurus Goes “Extinct”

Over the past years the Brontosaurus has become no more. It is not the fact that the dinosaur disappeared, more that it never actually existed. The Brontosaurus as it was known to paleontologists was actually first discovered and classified as the Apatosaurus and due to rules of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature the name which was documented first defaults. As a result approximately thirty years ago the Brontosaurus name began to fade out and the once grand and well recognized dinosaur received a name change. Despite the name change, however, this humongous beast of a dinosaur still holds a place in dinosaur lover’s hearts as a “favorite”…

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