calendars
Big Question
Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month?
It has to do with two specific dates on the calendar.... READ ON
History
211 Years Ago Today, the French Abandoned Their Decimal Calendar
It used ten-day weeks...until Napoleon gave it the axe.... READ ON
Design
12-Sided Calendar Fits the Whole Year Onto a Simple Desk Ornament
The perfect gift for fans of math and design.... READ ON
News
This Year Will Be One Second Longer Than Usual
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service has added a leap second to the calendar on December 31.... READ ON
Big Question
If March 15 Is the Ides of March, What Does That Make March 16?
Hint: It's not "Ides+1."... READ ON
Fun
Why Some Parents Push For a Leap Day Baby
Louise Estes has given birth to three children on three consecutive Leap Days. Was it fate, or careful planning?... READ ON
Miss Cellania
9 Weird and Wonderful 2016 Calendars
There's a calendar out there for every taste.... READ ON
History
Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752
For one year, more than two centuries ago, September 3-13 didn't exist in the British Empire.... READ ON
Science
Why It’s So Hard to Remember Which Day of the Week It Is
Researchers find that people attach more meaning to Mondays and Fridays, but have fewer mental representations of mid-week days.... READ ON
List
5 Dates You Won't Find on Your Calendar
Due to unusual record-keeping practices or because of months that were eliminated over the centuries, there are a few days you’ll never see on your joke-a-day calendar.... READ ON
Miss Cellania
9 Odd and Awesome 2014 Calendars
History
Why Our Calendars Skipped 11 Days in 1752
Six and a half million Britons went to bed on September 2, 1752, and woke up on September 14. The reason? The Calendar (New Style) Act of 1750, of course.... READ ON
List
10 Odd and Awesome 2013 Calendars
The calendar you hang on your wall or set on your desk can say a lot about what kind of person you are. And they make great gifts, as long as they appeal to the interests and personality of the person you're giving one to. Here are some unique 2013 calendars that will stand out in an office and draw lots of interest from those around you. 1. 12 Months of Dead... READ ON

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