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Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's About Time

Peoples of the world communicate in hundreds of different languages.   There are multiple systems for determining weights and measures.  Hundreds of religions worship God or Gods in hundreds of ways.  With all the different races, creeds and cultures in this world, how did everyone manage to decide on one way to keep time?
OK, a year is a given.  One lap around the sun; it makes sense.  A month makes sense; a lunar lap around the earth. 
Where does the hour come from?  Why 24 hours a day, 60 minutes to an hour, 60 seconds to a minute?  Why not 100 seconds to a minute, 100 minutes to an hour, and 10 hours to a day.  Come on, you could stretch a second to make it work.  While you’re at it, why not stretch that second enough to make it 365 days to a year every year, and 30 days to every month.  This would end the confusing February 29th thing, and eliminate the need for that stupid “30 days….” poem.
Come on guys, this isn’t rocket science!


  1. Indeed Cranky Old Man. That Feb 29 thing gets me every time. Thanks for Rewinding x

  2. Now that is a thought provoking question! You really make some astute observations but in a funny kind of way. Visiting from the Rewind.