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What if Earth ran on Universal time and instead of there being 24 time zones or in fact more than that, instead there would be only one time zone?

That and other interesting things about time from the ancient days and the average human life span.

It would be 10:48 PM, Wednesday night, in Dallas and the sun will have set a few hours or so earlier but also it would be 10:48 PM, Wednesday Morning in Sydney Australia. In other words it would be Wednesday all day until midnight and when the clock struck midnight it would be 12:00 AM, Thursday, all over the world.

There must be some real good reasons for this not being the case. Could it have something to do with the circadian clock in humans?

Then again has there always been a 24 hour division of time on the planet? Or might there have once been a different form of time measurement? Read this: Ancient Egypt, The Father of Time.

According to the linked article above, The months of the civil Egyptian calendar were divided into 3 10 day periods called decades. This is very interesting.

According to Wikipedia, Roman time keeping measured hours differently as in some areas or latitudes of the Earth, hours were 45 minutes long at the winter solstice and at other locations, hours were about 75 hours at the summer solstice. Refer to this fine and informative article about Ancient Roman Time Keeping.

Read this about Time in Bible Times.

How about when you hear of a man living a thousand years. Does this actually mean a man might once have lived ten centuries of time by our modern measurements? Read This and be dazzled by it.

Many years ago, back in Bible days certain people lived near or past 1000 years. We must all be cursed to live an average of 70 years today. There are a few who actually live today who are well close to about 150 years old! So no matter how you measure time, in seconds or in millennia, Life is a mystery to behold.

For a history of Time Keeping Devices.
From w i k i p e d i a . c o m


Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/time-time-indicating-ball-clock-94990/ by geralt

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MegL wrote on February 26, 2015, 3:08 AM

So I might go to work between 8am and 4pm, while someone else would go to work between 1pm and 9pm and someone else between 4pm and midnight? Time is just a number, our body clocks would still keep sun time bu I am not sure how the International date line would work. As you say, fascinating.

crowntower wrote on February 26, 2015, 7:09 AM

I guess the world will stop revolving and the sun and the moon must shine so brightly enveloping the world.
About the 1000 plus lives of the people on the bible... it is the time of Noah, when God decided to kill all the people in the earth because of their wickedness, and decided to make people life span until 120 years old... but if you are a good kid to your parents God will grant you a long years more to live.
Genesis 6:3.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 26, 2015, 8:34 AM

I know many who are not exactly good kids.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 26, 2015, 8:35 AM

Time is relative. Just as long as I get in my 8 or 9 hours a day I'm good. But then if I went to bed at sunrise and woke up a few hours before sundown it would mess with my head.