Thursday, December 29, 2011

New calendar proposes to make every year identical - and we'd all save money too (so long as we could stand Christmas falling on the same day)

  • Calendar designed by economists to keep world running smoothly
  • No leap years, and year lasts 364 days
  • Christmas, birthdays and holidays on same day
  • Predictability would save billions
By Rob Waugh
Last updated at 9:01 PM on 28th December 2011

The new leap-year-free calendar would mean that holidays, birthdays and days off would fall on the same days every year - and the resulting predictability would save economies billions
The new leap-year-free calendar would mean that holidays, birthdays and days off would fall on the same days every year - and the resulting predictability would save economies billions
Mathematicians and economists at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore have designed a new, leap-year-free calendar.
It means that birthdays, holidays and Christmas would fall on the same day every year.
It is different from the Gregorian calendar, also known as the Christian calendar, that is used by the western world.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2079474/Hanke-Henry-Permanent-Calendar-proposes-make-year-identical.html#ixzz1hxwQaz4E
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