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Mayan Stone Engraving and the End of the World

For the Geo Quiz, we asked you to name a city where you can find a Mayan stone supposedly predicting the end of the world.

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Oh, and with a swim-up bar nearby.

Well, it was a bit of a trick question.

A stone calendar said to predict the end of days is in the ruined Mayan city of Coba.

That's a couple hours by car from Cancun and its swim-up bars.

So … we'll accept both answers.

Reporter Jake Warga traveled to the area to experience this mix of tourist decadence and doomsday scenario.

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    Cancun, Mexico (Photo: Jake Warga)

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    The Stela, Mayan Ruins. Cancun, Mexico. (Photo: Jake Warga)

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    The Stela, Mayan Ruins. Cancun, Mexico. (Photo: Jake Warga)

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