A Mayan elder says he is sick of people asking him whether the world will end on December 21, 2012. Apolinario Chile Pixtun says the date will not bring the end of the world – despite claims the Mayan calendar shows that time will “run out”.
“I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.
After giving birth to her son Ryan, Hayley Phillips thought it wouldn’t be too long before his twin brother followed. In fact, it took a further 51 hours – and a second labour for Miss Phillips – before Lewis eventually made his way into the world.
The twins – who as well as being born on different days also have different star signs – are now set to mark their first birthday, with Ryan, a Leo, celebrating tomorrow and Lewis, a Virgo, two days later on Tuesday.
Miss Phillips, 24, said: ‘There were two separate labours, with Ryan being born at home and Lewis in hospital, they have different birthdays, different star signs and if Lewis had been born a few days later he would be in a different school year. They look the same but they couldn’t be any more different.’
The Chinese New Year actually began on February 7.
Man marries dog
A man in southern India has married a dog on the advice of an astrologer.
Selva Kumar, 33, tied the knot with a three-year-old bitch called Selvi to get rid of a curse for killing two dogs 15 years ago.
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