I was watching MSNBC the other day and saw a story on ‘The Human Calculator’. This guy could do all sorts of mathematical problems in his head faster than a person on a calculator. And I’m not talking about just easy 2+2 stuff, this guys would do cube roots, 3 digit multiplication stuff (i.e. 123 * 234), and he could teach this stuff to 4th graders.
What struck me as odd here is the fact that he had an idea of a 13 month calender, where each month had 28 days, thus 4 weeks of 7 days, with each month starting on a sunday and ending on a saturday. The more I thought about it, the more I realized this guy was onto something.
Does this stand a chance of taking over the Julian Calander (that is what we’re using now, right?)?
I’d like to hear the pro’s and con’s on this, and I’m curious to find out if anyone else has heard of him. Any thoughts on what the 13th month’s name should be?
“I may be crazy, but at least I’m not as crazy as you.”-- Calvin and Hobbes
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