While the Mayan calendar (c-a-l-e-n-d-a-r) is very intricate and fancy, your claim that it's "far more accurate than any modern calander invented" is wrong. The Mayan Haab' calendar, like just about every ancient world calendar, treated a year as being exactly 365 days, failing to account for the extra 1/4th of a day the Earth's orbit takes. Our modern calendar does, in the form of "leap" days. They were not mystical time watchers, they were a very frightened, very superstitious society, who built some really cool stuff, and to them, the end of the long count, as stated in the article, is an excuse to party hard and thank the gods for allowing their humble existence to continue. It's like the year 2000. It was magical and awesome, because no one else for 1000 years gets to say they were there, except this one's the year 5000, which is even more awesome than 2000, so order some pizza, invite all your friends over, and party like we're starting a new long count.