Black People : Interesting Trivia: Why are there 24 Hours in a Day?

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  1. river

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    We take it for granted that there are 24 hours in a day. But have you ever asked why? Why isn't the day divided into 20 hours or 50 or some nice round number with the minutes and seconds divided accordingly?

    Actually, the answer goes back to our Egyptian ancestors (What doesn't?) who used a base 12 number system. This was probably because of the 12 months and 12 houses.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-time-division-days-hours-minutes/
     
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    I always thought that it was the sumarians. Thanks for the info!!
     
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    Actually, there aren't 24hours in a day.
     
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    Now we can let them do the research to verify this...because if there was 24 hrs in a day, there would be no leap year !
     
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