Every year is 365.242199 days long.
We compensate by having an extra day ever 4 years.
For this to make sense wouldn't a year have to be exactly 365.25 days long.
And if so, where is this extra time coming from, it definitely adds up.


Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:53pm

mind blown. like brains all over my walls and ceiling

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 12:05am

I take that as a very large compliment

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 12:37am
troytoke. Says:

We skip a leap year every 100 years. And every 400 years we have a leap year on that 100 we shoulda ben skipping it.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:56pm

i have always thought about that we loose a day every hundred years so the seasons all shift around over time and shit. Yea i have put a lot of thought to that.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 3:18pm
mariokart_ Says:
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 12:10am
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 12:17am
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 3:59am
chardi Says:

so would that mean that eventually january will be summer and june will be winter.. because the time has gotten so far behind the actual rotation after like 100s of years?

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:12am
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 5:10am
Kouda Says:

Only kinda. Time, as normal people look at it, is man made. But, there definitely is a naturally occurring form of time.

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:17am

You know that whole controversy with the 13th Zodiac sign? That's where the time went.

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:20am
Venatrix Says:

This highdea blew my mind. My brains were, like ...duuhuhuude said, all over the wall and ceiling.
Then I read leemullinsii's comment, and it picked my brains up off the walls and ceiling, put them in a bucket, and blew them again.
Then I read chardi's comment, and it scraped my brains from the walls and ceiling once again, and blew them a third time, making them the consistency of ground beef.
Then I read Quantum_Chronic's comment, and it put my ground-beef-brains in a blender with some ice and milk or whatever and made a goddamn milkshake out of them.

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:26am
MrMish Says:

Totally mind fucking blown man like holy shit. I thought the shit I litereally just wrought was mind blowing http://highdeas.com/science/Opps_Try_Again I"m just trying to destroy the world but with this I could probably think of a way to make a weather machine.

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:40am

Everyone says it's every 4 years because it's easy, but they actually think about that and are monitoring that. One of these days, it'll be after 5 years. No biggie.

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:54am
BikesLud Says:
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 5:08am
Kouda Says:

We're saving up that extra time so we can cash it in later. Like in 2012 the Mayans will be like "Oh shit times up!" and we'll be like "Nah man we've saved up extra days, so we can stay for a few more billion years."

Fuck I don't know....

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 11:50am
lemons27 Says:
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 5:41am
Kouda Says:

Also, from what I've figured, we've "left out" a total of 35,494,550 years....that is, if this has been the same for all of earths life so far...

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 7:44am
Maconheiro Says:

Babylon system keeping us out of rhythm with nature and our mother Gaia. We should re-adopt the Mayan calendar or the Gaulish lunar calendar. They were way more accurate and kept in tune with Earth's natural cycles.

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 8:19am
NickGir Says:

yeah i think i heard something like every 1000 years you'll have to add another year. or it could be 100. or maybe 10000

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 11:50am
lemons27 Says:
Sat, 02/26/2011 - 12:42pm

theyve been adding days haha dont worry i learned that shit in 5th grade they do leap year and every one in 16 years or some shit they add 2 days to feb to compensate or maybe its once in 49 years they do 2 days

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 1:06pm
asdfsadf Says:

Sorry to be a buzz kill but to compensate for the slight difference, years that are divisible by 100 that would have been leap years (because 100 is divisible by 4) are not leap years in the Gregorian calendar, unless that year is also divisible by 400. This still isn't perfect but the length of the year is also changing so no system can be perfect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_year

^I think this is what you were talking about dubmaster20sack

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 2:10pm
tango Says:

We talked about this in my astronomy class. But yeah , your right it would have to be exactly 365.25 days but im pretty sure we add an extra day every thousand years or something to fix that

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 4:58pm
WizardCud Says:

i learned this shit in science every 400 years or something they add a day 2 years in a row or something like that

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 7:58pm

why would someone come up with time when all it does is make you count down the days

Sat, 02/26/2011 - 10:30pm
Sun, 02/27/2011 - 3:45am
bopedeba Says:

We also have leap minutes and leap seconds. I don't know how often exactly but my grandpa was tellng me about it

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 6:06pm
Capt.B Says:

that calendar anomaly is my birthday! '92 leap year represent! thank for the shout out asianMAAAAAFucka. and that time in between days is saved for me to party. theres your answer.