Why are there 60 minutes in an hour?

Thanks to 3quarksdaily for posting about this article that answers the question “How did the Sumerians count to 12 on one hand and to 60 on two?”

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2 Comments

  1. cymast

     /  June 28, 2009

    I would’ve counted to 16 on one hand . .

  2. acilius

     /  June 28, 2009

    It puzzles me, too.

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