Sorry this feature is belated, I wanted to publish it on the 21st but you know how busy this season is. And thank you so much to cakecrumbs for her help!
A note about the alleged Mayan Doomsday: The Mayans are part of our culture so they actually taught us in school, back when I was little, that the Mayans never said the world would end. It was merely like the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, the new era they talked about was merely metaphorical, like the way we all say this new year is going to be better, or make resolutions each year, etc. I'm not sure how people misinterpreted their customs so wrong. Some Mayans are still alive and I'm sure they got some good laughs out of all the paranoia and out of all the revenue they are making, there wasn't a single hotel room available close to the old Mayan cities and tourism has been amazing!