Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

R.S.Thomas (
Tue, 25 Jul 95 15:33:25 GMT

In article <>,
Stephen Souter <> wrote:
>The chief problem is that 13 happens to be a prime number. This makes it
>mathematically impossible to subdivide a year in any satisfactory fashion.
>You cannot even divide such a year into the customary four seasons and
>hope to come out with the same number of whole months in each season.

Easy, you make autumn, winter and spring four months and summer
five. With more good weather, everyone will be happy. Except
those in the Southern hemisphere of course since our summer is
their winter.