On this date five years ago, a series of cataclysmic events destroyed the world.
It all began with the end of a 5,000 year cycle on an ancient Mayan calendar. Which we knew to be completely factual because, dude, those Mayans had it goin’ on. Soon, experts in a number of unique (made-up) disciplines, showed the inevitability of:
- Our planet being sucked into a formerly undetected black hole (I hate it when that happens);
- Earth’s collision with the hitherto unnoticed planet Nibiru, the world from whence emanated our alien astronaut ancestors (man, I love alliteration);
- Or any number of other selfie-inspiring events, including a sudden, instantaneous quantum leap in human wisdom and intelligence.
Yeah, that happened.
There was, however, a much more obscure event that really did change the world as we know it. It happened in a tiny village called Bethlehem. And strangely enough, over 2,000 years later (unlike the end of the world 5 years ago) no one seems to have forgotten about it. Because the baby born that day has changed more lives than any other person in human history. Including mine.