Monday, January 2, 2017

Time #JusJoJan

Today’s Just Jot It January prompt comes to us from JoAnna over at Anything Is Possible!, although I know she has a new blog or two. To quote Groucho Marx, today’s secret woid is TIME.

Thing is, though, I wrote about time last Saturday. And a few months before that. And at the end of my very first A to Z Challenge. I’ve talked about time a lot here on the blog.

Basically, there’s no such thing as time. Only length. One trip around the Sun is a year, One spin on the Earth’s axis is a day, and the number of spins around the axis in one full trip around the Sun is the number of days in a year. We decided that there were sixty seconds in a minute, and sixty minutes in an hour, because sixty was a lucky number in some ancient civilization (the Sumerians or the Phoenicians, I think). I think it was the Sumerians, I’m not sure. There are 360° in a circle, and 3600 seconds in an hour, so each second is 0.1° around the circumference of the earth.

And at that point, my math breaks down. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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