The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 18, 2012
 

End of the world: Gangnam Style?

 
 

SEOUL (AFP) - If the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to descend on Earth, it seems one might be riding in from South Korea on an invisible steed to the tune of Gangnam Style.

South Korean social networks and websites have been buzzing in recent days over a prediction attributed to the 16th century French seer Nostradamus, that suggests the singer Psy is not the smiling, benign 34-year-old rapper he appears.

"From the calm morning, the end will come when of the dancing horse the number of circles will be nine," reads the "prophecy" being circulated on websites, Facebook and Twitter.

An obvious fake, the quote has its origins in a spoof five-minute "documentary" posted on YouTube that has garnered up 1.5 million views and ties Nostradamus and Psy to the Dec 21 apocalypse prophesied by the Mayans.