Posts Tagged 'calendar'

5 Dates You Won’t Find On Your Calendar

feb1712-sAn article by Mental_floss lists 5 very unusual dates, that you may have never heard of. January 0 is still used occasionally; and there was once a February 30th.- in 1712 and only in Sweden.

Read all about it HERE.

 

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FreeFile Review – Calme (Calendars Made Easy)

FFR-WP-logocalmeCalme (or Calendars Made Easy) is a simple utility for printing calendars. It has 12 styles of calendars to choose from – all attractive. You can choose between several professional looking planner calendars (monthly,yearly or half-year) or five styles of monthly calendars that can be customized with your own pictures. Calme is for Windows only.

I have only positives to report. It couldn’t be easier to use. Simply select a style of calendar, select the year/month, click ‘Print Preview’ and then ‘Print’. Inserting a photo for the custom picture calendars is also very easy, with several options for resizing the image. I got good results even when using a relatively low resolution image. The current version will print calendars only for 2012 and 2013. Hopefully, an updated version will be released soon.

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To quickly knock out a professional looking calendar, Calme is hard to beat. Some people might want more options and customizations, but I don’t think they’re needed. This program’s strong suit is quick and simple. It is totally free, so give it a shot.

Download Calme HERE

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Offbeat November Holidays

Mental_floss published a list of 15 lesser-known holidays to celebrate during November. If you want to participate in National Plan Your Epitaph Day, you better hurry, it is celebrated today, November 2nd. Later in the month, notable holidays include : World Toilet Day, International Tongue Twister Day, Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, and World Kindness Day.

Check out the entire list HERE

 

Leap Year Explained [video]

Crazy Holiday List

If you feel that 2012 has been rather boring, relief has just arrived. Things will be getting exciting with National Bubble Bath Day on Sunday (Jan.8th) and, of course, National Static Electricity Day on the following day (Monday, Jan.9th). Check the list for many more reasons to celebrate and January will never again be boring.

List of Crazy Holidays HERE

 

 

 

Time For A Change? Overhauling The Calendar

ScienceDaily reports –

Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity. Under the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar, for instance, if Christmas fell on a Sunday in 2012 (and it would), it will also fall on a Sunday in 2013, 2014 and beyond. “Our calendar would simplify financial calculations and eliminate what we call the ‘rip off’ factor,” explains Hanke. “Determining how much interest accrues on mortgages, bonds, forward rate agreements, swaps and others, day counts are required. Our current calendar is full of anomalies that have led to the establishment of a wide range of conventions that attempt to simplify interest calculations. Our proposed permanent calendar has a predictable 91-day quarterly pattern of two months of 30 days and a third month of 31 days, which does away with the need for artificial day count conventions.” Hanke and Henry deal with those extra “pieces” of days by dropping leap years entirely in favor of an extra week added at the end of December every five or six years. This brings the calendar in sync with the seasonal changes as the Earth circles the sun.

Continue reading HERE

10 Unusual 2012 Calendars

Mental_floss presents a collection of strange calendars for 2012. The list begins with one featuring the medical oddities of the Mutter Museum, and includes such favorites as The Naked Archaeologists – you may need to order several.

Check out all 10 calendars HERE

 

 


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