THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Monday, April 1, 2013
It's About Time- A Cranky Monday re-run
Here is a short one from the very first month of the Cranky Old Man Blog
From April 2011 Enjoy if you will:
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
OK, a year is a given.One lap around the sun; it makes sense.A month makes sense; a lunar lap around the
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.