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  1. 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.)

    Comment by DougM and his raccoon platoon — November 6, 2017 @ 8:42 am

  2. 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.

    Comment by James — November 6, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

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

    Comment by DougM and his raccoon platoon — November 6, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

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

    Comment by Veeshir — November 6, 2017 @ 6:38 pm

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

    Comment by DougM and his raccoon platoon — November 6, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

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