Well, this is a holiday celebrated by no one. And yet, it seems at least worth mentioning that on this date ten years ago a series of cataclysmic events destroyed our planet.
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, proved that:
- Our planet would be sucked into a formerly undetected black hole (don’t you hate it when that happens?);
- Earth would collide with the hitherto unnoticed planet Nibiru, the world from whence emanated our ancient alien astronaut ancestors (all that alliteration can’t be wrong);
- And/or any number of other selfie-inspiring events would occur, including a sudden, instantaneous quantum leap in human wisdom and intelligence.
Yeah, that happened.
There was, however, a much more obscure event that actually 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 ten years ago) no one seems to have forgotten about it. In fact, this time every year it’s commemorated by billions. Because the baby born on that day has changed more lives than any other person in human history.