Lakewood police amped up patrols in all schools Friday due to chatter about the end-of-the-world possibly happening.
AKRON, Ohio - If the ancient Mayan calendar is true, the world will end this Friday. The folks at Thirsty Dog Brewing Company in Akron came up with a beer in honor of the occasion.
"Mayan Last Dog" is a chocolate stout made with Maya spices including chocolate nibs and honey. John Najeway, owner of Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, said they made a limited amount of the beer that went on sale last week.
The end-of-the-world beer is sold as a four-pack of bottles in some stores or on draft at the brewery's tasting room on Grant Street in Akron.
Najeway said he has a great response to the beer.
"If we get through the end of the world, I think we will have the rise of the Mayans and continue to brew this beer," said Najeway.
As the winter solstice approached the Yucatan region, techno music parties sent waves of sound over beaches, minstrels strummed guitars for dining tourists, and life continued as usual for the Mayan people.
Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 is the date that the 5,000-year-old Mayan calendar ends. Some say that this means the Mayans predicted the end of the world.
Thirsty Dog Brewing has come up with an end-of-the-world beer called Mayan Last Dog.
A planetary kin circle features dozens of new-agers gathering to reflect on 2012 and look ahead to 2013 as part of a week-long ¨Galactic Festival¨ taking place on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
If the end is coming, why not go out with a bang?
It's December 21 st . A loud bang outside startles you, and you jump out of bed. You run to the window to see people running around in the neighbor's yard. You think, "Is this Mayan calendar stuff legit?"
If you think the world may end on Dec. 21, NewsChannel5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson's forecast may be right on target.