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October 15, 1938: Washington, DC adopts the Mayan ‘end of days’ symbol as its official flag

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I’m sure I’m not the first person to notice this, and I’m not believer in the 2012 OMG TEH WORLD WILL EXPLODE myths, but I did get a chuckle out of the fact that the official DC flag is the same symbol (well, nearly) as the final 13 x baktun date of the Mayan calendar around which the end of the world prophesies are built. Images courtesy of Information is Beautiful and Wikipedia.

Washington, DC flag

Mayan calendar symbolism

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Written by Clay

December 4, 2009 at 12:51

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