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Sexagesimal.. sounds like fun! ;) [Oct. 14th, 2007|07:11 pm]
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[Current Location |A cleaner house. :)]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwzwcg4_XYc

A sweet dog with a heart marking. :) Made me smile.

And a little tidbit I found on the net.

WHO DECIDED THAT THERE SHOULD BE 60 SECONDS IN A MINUTE AND 60 MINUTES IN AN HOUR?
The ancient Sumerians did. In 2400 B.C., they were the first to divide a circle into 360 degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. When the clock was invented, its round face lent itself to this sexagesimal system.

 
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From: zelack
2007-10-15 12:20 am (UTC)
People had waaaay too much fucking time on their hands.
That may sound hypcritical from someone who has a livejournal, but I'm paying the price currently with all this precalc trig bullshit that never really had to be understood (besides for understanding the complex structure of exponential functions and by extension the universe, but like, whatever).
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From: zelack
2007-10-15 12:20 am (UTC)
IE: Hate math.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 03:56 am (UTC)
I feel ya there.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 03:56 am (UTC)
lol, I would MUCh rather spend my time journalling then math-ing.. Just sayin'.
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[User Picture]From: staceywoo
2007-10-15 12:23 am (UTC)
your music is win :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I just discovered it a few weeks ago! Love it muchly.
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[User Picture]From: nyxalinth
2007-10-15 12:55 am (UTC)
Funny thing is I was wondering that the other day. "Whose idea was this, anyway?" Now I know :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 03:58 am (UTC)
I just sneak into each of your minds now and then for source material.. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tjousk
2007-10-15 11:22 am (UTC)
Try not to get lost in mine, 'tis a bit of a maze at times.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:01 pm (UTC)
Mine as well. I'd probably feel at home. ;)
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[User Picture]From: candycoatedpill
2007-10-15 01:06 am (UTC)
: o that's cool! Now, I know! : )

That puppy is soooo cute! :) I used to have a cat with a heart on it's belly.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 03:59 am (UTC)
Aww! Have a picture? I love heart pets. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 03:59 am (UTC)
Thaaaaanks. :)
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2007-10-15 04:13 am (UTC)
We owe a lot to the Sumerians. If I ever see a Sumerian I'm gonna buy him or her a drink.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 04:44 pm (UTC)
I'd probably bang one. lol
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[User Picture]From: cancer_dancer
2007-10-15 04:34 am (UTC)
oh marcy playground, won't you come back and play, some day :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 04:46 pm (UTC)
I do so love them.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 04:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Another tid bit of info-communication

I've read a LOT about the 2012 theory. SOO interesting!! Just fascinating to me.

And lol, that's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: eradicatehumans
2007-10-15 04:15 pm (UTC)
Creepy random fact: I swear on my life I just asked my sister that very question yesterday whilst complaining about the length of the day and how tired I was... Now I have the answer I never wanted... because there is no one now to place the blame as those people are assuredly dead, so I can't take out my frustrations on anyone.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:07 pm (UTC)
LOL, I guess you can be frustrated with me if you like, knowing the orogin now and being aware there is no way to punish them... ;)
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[User Picture]From: eradicatehumans
2007-10-15 05:33 pm (UTC)
Much love anyway. <3 =D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:41 pm (UTC)
Aww, right back atcha! *smooch*
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