Psy’s Gangnam Style and the end of the World on Friday December 21, 2012.

No, it isn’t happening, the supposed prediction from Nostradamus that when Psy’s video reaches one billion viewers, the world will end. It was all invented, as reported at GMA News: admits to ‘inventing’ end of the world prophecy involving Gangnam style. It isn’t even a hoax, because there was no intent to deceive. It will be great if the video reaches one billion views on Friday, December 21st, 2012, the day some talkaloti conspiracy theorists say that because the Mayan calendar ends, the world would end. You would have to be living in a cave not to know that – it is all over the media. Or maybe you are living in a cave because you are stocked up with food and supplies for whatever cataclysm overtakes us.

I was about ten years old when I first heard of that date on the Mayan calendar, and thought it would be fascinating to spend the day at an ancient Mayan Temple, perhaps waiting for the aliens to return – that is one interpretation, that the Mayan gods will return. That means: the aliens are coming! That would be fun.

Instead, I will help Psy get to 1,000,000,000 views. I showed his video at my Toastmasters group today, and sent the YouTube link to my BNI group. I am doing my part. Nice catchy song, interesting video. Shallow but sure is entertaining. For your enjoyment, and to make it easier for me to find the video, here is a link to Psy’s Gangnam Style on YouTube, and embedded here. As of this embedding, the count is 971,518,818:



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I have been reading the Yoga diet book, which states that, in Ayurvedic medicine there are three body types. The book contains a simple sell questionnaire for determining the body type. I took the test, whcih corresponds with other times I have taken this Ayervedic type of test, with the same result each time: my body type is Kapha.

The book gives a list of foods each body type should eat, including super foods they should aim to eat the most of, and foods they should avoid. In my case, a low fat, low sugar and no dairy regimen of eating. Another of the body types, Vata, does well by having more fats in the diet.

I’ve been reading the Mercola website about fructose, which is one type of sugar, and have been reducing my intake of fructose. Today on the Mercola site I read:
“… these contradictory results actually support nutritional typing, which predicts that one-third of people will do very well on low saturated fat diets (which supports the studies showing that they work), but another one-third of people need high saturated fat diets to stay healthy.”[Ref]

A cascade of information can easily lead to the wrong conclusion.

It works like this: Someone has a bit of wrong information, but they are confident about it so they spout it out. A second person who is unsure decides that the first person must be right, and chooses to go along with that theory. A third and forth person who may have had a right answer, then changes their minds because they believe the two others must know more and be correct.

And on it goes as each person assumes the others can’t be wrong.