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Sexagesimal.. sounds like fun! ;) [Oct. 14th, 2007|07:11 pm]
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[Current Location |A cleaner house. :)]
[mood |soresore]
[music |The Vampires of New York]

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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[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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