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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: 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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