Dead Animals in China
If you were disappointed when December 22, 2012 rolled around and the world continued to spin, don't despair. In early 2013, nearly 13,000 dead pigs were found floating in China's Shanghai River. Then, more than a thousand dead ducks appeared in the Nanhe River. While infectious diseases have been ruled out in the latter case, two of the deaths have been attributed to a new strain of avian flu. Perhaps all these dead animals are a sign of something terrifying in the works.