The other Mayan calendar predicts no London 2012 medals for Phelps

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Alexandra Petri writes here on the Washington Post about an Ancient Mayan day-planner that she has unearthed, instructing her “to sacrifice a toothed hen or an Iowan who had never had his hand shaken by a political candidate. After some difficulty I located the hen.” Well, it mentions a lot of other predictions for 2012 than December 21, including one swimming-related:

14.) Michael Phelps wins no medals in the London Olympics, marking the first time that anyone was surprised and disappointed that a guy who had spent the past four years eating large quantities of food and smoking controlled substances did not win an Olympic medal.

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