Time Out.

21Oct14

Why are there twelve months in a year and 24 hours in a day? Surely we could decimalise.

It’s always going to take 365.25 days for the earth to go around the sun, why not just divide the year up into ten months?

Each decimal month would last 36.525 days. We could do away with leap years by dividing each day into ten decimal hours instead of 24, so working out the 0.525 would be easy, it’s about half a day.

Assuming you started decimalisation at the beginning of the year, month one would start at (old) midnight, decimal month two would begin at lunch time on day 37 of the month.

All even numbered months would begin just after lunchtime, odd months would still start in the middle of the night.

As New Years Eve is celebrated at the start of an odd month, it would still happen at night. That’s important, because it’ll be dark. That means ugly people won’t miss out on getting kissed by drunks.

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