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    Wired Mag: Feb 29, 45 BC, Julius Caesar Takes the Leap (year)

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    45 B.C.: Roman dictator-for-life Julius Caesar, alarmed that the calendar is growing out of whack with the seasons, adds an extra day to the month of February every four years.
    That's cool, I didn't know that.

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    Neato!

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    I new that every since.....







    well ever since this morning when I heard it on NPR

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    I suppose this is why it's called the Julian Calendar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_j15 View Post
    I suppose this is why it's called the Julian Calendar.
    I thought the exact same thing ;p but of course today we use the gregorian which explains why a few people never heard of the julian calendar ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_j15 View Post
    I suppose this is why it's called the Julian Calendar.
    Damn politicians always naming things after themselves.

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    So if Julian Ceaser did this, then what does that say about the end of the world and the Mayan calendar? Wouldnt that throw the Dec 12th 2012 way off?

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    The Mayans anticipated this of course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GroundZero3 View Post
    So if Julian Ceaser did this, then what does that say about the end of the world and the Mayan calendar? Wouldnt that throw the Dec 12th 2012 way off?
    Yes. The end of the world should have occurred something like 7 months ago. It's already 2013 without leap days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_j15 View Post
    Yes. The end of the world should have occurred something like 7 months ago. It's already 2013 without leap days.
    our calendar...the Gregorian calendar...calculation for a year is ((400 * 365) + 100 - 3 = 146,097) / 400 = 365.2425


    The Mayan calendar is approximately 365.2420 days, which is based on solar cycles.

    The approximate actual time it takes for one complete solar revolution is 365.24219.

    So essentially, their calendar without a leap year is slightly more accurate that our calendar with a leap year.

    So the world is still going to end on December 21st, 2012.

    Sorry about that.

    To be more specific, the Mayans also based their entire calendar on a 1,872,000 day cycle. So leap year or no leap year, it wouldn't matter...

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    Dont be sorry I dont believe anything will happen that day

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