Almost 10% of Canadians…

Check out this silly news article about a poll that was taken to see if people believe the world is going to end in 2012! AAaaackk!!

The title of the article is:
Almost 10% of Canadians believe Mayan end-of-the-world prediction

Followed by the first sentence
“Nine per cent of Canadians believe that the Mayan calendar, which some say ends in 2012, marks the end of the world, according a new international poll.”

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Oh wait, it’s 1 in 7 now!! Close enough.

Thanks to Mike for this submission!

Source: http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Almost+Canadians+believe+Mayan+world+prediction+Poll/6548191/story.html

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3 Comments.

  1. Almost 10% = 9%

    That 1 in 7 refers to the people who think the world will end in their life time, by any means not just by a Mayan apocalypse.

    I see no fail here, except on behalf of the poster. you should actually read the article first, next time.

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  2. Actually, the number 1 in 7 refers to people worldwide. Not just Canadians. So it’s not a fail, just poorly written.

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  3. Its like an inception fail…you think the poster is linking to a fail, but in reality, the link IS the fail…

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