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December 18, 2017

#1930: Calendar Facts

Calendar Facts

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[Shown below is a branching flow chart of sorts that begins at the phrase “Did you know that”, then flows through various paths to build up a sentence. (Note that the “→” arrow symbol is used below to indicate a new branch with no intermediate text from a previous branch.)]

Did you know that:

the ( Fall | Spring ) Equinox

the ( Winter | Summer ) ( Solstice | Olympics )

the ( Earliest | Latest ) ( Sunrise | Sunset )

Daylight ( Saving | Savings ) Time

Leap ( Day | Year )

Easter

the ( Harvest | Super | Blood ) Moon

Toyota Truck Month

Shark Week

happens ( earlier | later | at the wrong time ) every year

drifts out of sync with the

Sun

Moon

Zodiac

( Gregorian | Mayan | Lunar | iPhone ) Calendar

atomic clock in Colorado

might ( not happen | happen twice ) this year

because of

time zone legislation in ( Indiana | Arizona | Russia )

a decree by the pope in the 1500s

( precession | libration | nutation | libation | eccentricity | obliquity ) of the

Moon

Sun

Earth’s axis

equator

prime meridian

( International Date | Mason-Dixon ) Line

magnetic field reversal

an arbitrary decision by ( Benjamin Franklin | Isaac Newton | FDR )

?

Apparently

it causes a predictable increase in car accidents.

that’s why we have leap seconds.

scientists are really worried.

it was even more extreme during the

Bronze Age.

Ice Age.

Cretaceous.

1990s.

there’s a proposal to fix it, but it

will never happen.

actually makes things worse.

is stalled in congress.

might be unconstitutional.

it’s getting worse and no one knows why.