There have been many predictions that the world would end in 2012. The Mayan calendar has convinced a lot of people, others have cited Biblical plagues of debt defaults, documentaries about the end of the world, UFO sightings, parking fines, disease, flies, frogs, wet dog smells and late pizza deliveries as evidence that events forecast in The Bible's Book of Revelations are starting to unfold.

Boggart Blog has always been sceptical , as far as we were concerned the Mayan calendar ended because the bloke responsible for it got fed up and went home, the UFO sightings did not impress anyone who knows their way round video editing software and can program special effects in Java and the rest are just down to human incompetence.

But we have been forced to change our minds. Though not impressed with all the other omens and portents that suggested things were seriously out of kilter we feel it is now time for us to join those people running around like headless chickens shouting "Don't Panic."

What had brought about this U turn? you might well ask. It is a sign that simply cannot be ingored.

SOMETHING INTERESTING HAPPENED IN THE BOAT RACE.