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Cake day: December 19th, 2023


  • Back in the olden days, we learned basic fractions before we learned to tell time, so we learned to think in quarters and halves of an hour. When I see a clock face, I usually just look to see what part of the hour we’re in without necessarily knowing what specific minute we’re at. “Oh, it’s nearly half passed,” is usually good enough, rather than having to be exact, “Oh, it’s 4:28pm precisely.” I suppose things have changed a lot since then – when I was in school we were too busy hiding from dinosaurs to learn much else!