Diehard doomsayers will be scurrying to the nearest shelter in fear of a Mayan prophecy of the world's end Friday, but many more from Delhi to Sydney will ring in the date by partying like there's no tomorrow.
An anti-Armageddon ceremony will take place on the Island of the Sun, in the middle of Bolivia's Lake Titicaca, the highest in the world, where legend has it the founders of the Inca empire were born. © J Duggan / Shutterstock.com
One thing is certain: from off-the-shelf bunkers to "World's End" menus or trips to esoteric hot spots, December 21, singled out by the Mayan "Long Count" calendar as the end of a 5,000-year era, has spelled big business worldwide.
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