2020 has been a year of firsts for many people. Who would have thought a worldwide pandemic would have gotten us to where we are right now? Plus, with the revolution underway, maybe we should have seen this coming.

Let's flashback to 2012, when everybody thought the world was going to end on December 12. Remember that? It didn't happen, and now we may know why and when it may actually happen. Turns out the Mayans may have gotten it right after all.

So why didn't the world end in December of 2012? Try to follow along here...

The Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. He made some pretty important changes that were being used by the Julian calendar. The biggest being that he removed 11 days from that calendar year to better represent Earth's orbit around the sun.

Although 11 days doesn't really seem like that much, keep in mind that this was 286 years ago and that actually adds up to a lot. Leave it to the Twitterverse to do the math on that and according to them, we should still be in 2012 if we had followed the Julian calendar.

Scientist Paolo Tagaloguin said, "Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012. The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days. For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years".

December 21, 2012 = June 21, 2020.

Well, at least we have a couple of weeks to spend with loved ones before it all ends.

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