A lot of hype has been generated around the ancient Mayan calendar and the believe that the world will end on December 21, 2012.  If you believe that, you’re dead wrong.

CORRECTION: The world will end on October 21, 2011

By the way, that’s pronounced “twenty twelve” NOT “two thousand twelve”.  If you read this post, you already knew that.

Harold Camping just laughs off those 2012 theories.

(UPDATE: The end of the world didn’t happen.  Now what?)

“That date has not one stitch of biblical authority,” Camping says from his office in Oakland, California, where he also runs an evangelical station, Family Radio, that reaches listeners around the globe. “It’s like a fairy tale.”

The real date for when the sh-t will actually hit the fan, he says, is in 2011.

He supposedly knows his stuff and has followers from California to China.

Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he had discovered.

The world will end on May 21, 2011.

Come next year, better not buy any green bananas.