Answer Archive #3: A Strange History of the Calendar

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Answer Archive's third episode examines the history of the calendar.  Have you ever wondered how exactly we got our current calendar? Was it always 12 months? How did they end up with 365 as the number of days? And why on earth do we have leap days, much less leap seconds? Writer and producer Daniel Seehausen is here to answer all of these questions and more in the podcast that answers the questions you never thought to ask.


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