just sayin…

5 Comments!

  1. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted November 6, 2017 at 8:42 am |

    Yeah, time zones are the creation of the 18thC railroad world, and DST was a creation of wartime productivity needs.

    Now,
    let’s talk about why time is divided into 24ths & 60ths,
    even in sophisticated metric countries.
    Where’s your Napoleon, now?

    Srsly, I’d like to know why Napoleon didn’t go to metric time.
    My guess is church/village-square tower clocks and astrology.

    And why a 28-day month, when there are couple’a 31-day months around which could easily spare a day?

    (What? Yeah, at least we’re not usin’ a lunar calendar.)

  2. James
    Posted November 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm |

    DougM, It is my understanding that the Sumerians created the 24 hour day and 360 degrees for a circle, because they used both base 6 and base 10 for their math. Somehow we just kept using it.

  3. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm |

    ^ Dang Sumerians!
    If I ever meet one, I’ll give ‘em a piece of my mind.
    Same goes for the Romans (friggin’ numerals)!

  4. Posted November 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm |

    Hey now, you don’t want to mess with Sumerians, they’ll sick Gozer on you.
    Turn you into a dog or something.

  5. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted November 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm |

    ^ I ain’t afraid of no Gozer.
    [grins to self]