Sooooo....according to those fun-loving Mayans, the world is going to end on 21 December 2012. Yeah thanks guys, we don't even get to open our Christmas presents before we're all brown bread.

And the countdown to the big one just got a bit more frenzied amid speculation that Gangnam Style singer Psy is also gleefully heralding our collective extinction.

A blogger on The Project Avalon Forum points out the following Nostradamus prediction, made in 1503:

"From the calm morning, the end will come ... When of the dancing horse the number of circles will be 9."

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'...the end will come, when of the dancing horse...'

Before we go any further, let's remember this is the same Nostradamus who published over a thousand psychic predictions, with historians claiming many of them to be true. (He also predicted the world would end in July 1999... maybe he was having an "off" day.)

The blogger continues: "I'm pretty sure you guys are familiar with the song 'Gangnam Style'. Well, for those of you that aren't, it was created by a Korean pop singer named Psy. If you Wikipedia Korea you will see that the name translates to 'The Land of the Morning Calm'."

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The poster points out Psy's signature dance move - a combination of riding a horse and dancing now affectionally know as the "giddy-up" - is a spooky match to the second line of the prophecy.

He adds: "Now here comes the part that's a little disturbing: If you go to youtube and search Gangnam style, the official video has 878,054,797 views. Once it hits 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) views, well... There's nine zeros."

Well the internet has picked this up and run with it, with another blog pointing out the speculation coincides with North Korea's rocket launch on Wednesday, a move which many in the international community believe is a disguised ballistic missile test, (not entirely sure where this is going but it sounds plausible).

So yeah, we're all going to die on December 21 to the strains of Gangnam Style while performing the giddy-up.

Take a look at some past predictions from around the world here:

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As the Christian Science Monitor reports, the "Prophet Hen of Leeds," a domesticated fowl in England, began laying eggs that bore the message "Christ is coming" in 1806, leading locals to believe the end of the world was upon them.

Charles Mackay's 1841 book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, describes it thus:

"Great numbers visited the spot, and examined these wondrous eggs, convinced that the day of judgment was near at hand. Like sailors in a storm, expecting every instant to go to the bottom, the believers suddenly became religious, prayed violently, and flattered themselves that they repented them of their evil courses. But a plain tale soon put them down, and quenched their religion entirely. Some gentlemen, hearing of the matter, went one fine morning, and caught the poor hen in the act of laying one of her miraculous eggs. They soon ascertained beyond doubt that the egg had been inscribed with some corrosive ink, and cruelly forced up again into the bird's body. At this explanation, those who had prayed, now laughed, and the world wagged as merrily as of yore."
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