This Chart Explains Why the Mayan Apocalypse Didn't Happen

By: Elise Ying-Hei Ho - Published: • References: totalbankruptcy and visual.ly
Though some people firmly believe in Tarot cards and horoscopes, prophecies are often a game of semantics and up to interpretation, which is probably why the impending Mayan apocalypse didn't happen.

Fortune telling can be a tricky matter and firm believers of December 21, 2012's end of the world have spent thousands of dollars preparing for The Day that seems to be ever-changing. The Doomsday that Never Comes infographic illustrates a detailed timeline of all the false and revised predictions of the past, indicating either a faulty math error or revealing false premonitions. While some people believe that the Mayan apocalypse didn't come and never will again, others interpret it as an end of an era and a new beginning. But like most horoscopes, prophecies are often another form of self-fulfilling prophecies.