Thursday, February 24, 2011

Don't trust your calendar. The plants and other animals don't!

Sierrosmith's comment on the previous post opens up all sorts of paths of inquiry for the curious. Ever wonder why our 9th through 12th months bear prefixes that mean 7, 8, 9, and 10? Those nefarious calendar manipulators again. Then there's my friend in Point Arena who was born on February 29! Poor guy, after living for 32 years, he was given an 8th birthday party by his fellow teachers and students. He even got a few toys that were appropriate for 8-year-olds!
The other comment, by Greg, on my previous post refers to the still earlier post headed by a photo of a lizard.
Snowing again!

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