Don't forget folks February 2004 is bissextile. Enjoy it.
Pronunciation Key (bī-sĕkʼstĭl', -stīl', bĭ-) adjective
making a leap year: having the extra day in a year that makes it a leap year
* bissextile month
~ Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition
per·spi·cac·i·ty Pronunciation Key (per'spĭ-kăs´ĭ-tē) n.
Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
~The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Hey, don't forget about the eclipse tonight. It reaches totality at 8:06 pm est. It lasts for 24 minutes. So if there's nice weather tonight, take a look!
Yes, it's that time again boys and girls: Daylight-Saving Time (yes, if you didn't know, it is Daylight-Saving Time, not Daylight-Savings Time) is over. It's time to fall back to Standard time. I found a very interesting and helpful article on it on encarta.msn.com. If you have a chance check it out. But being the good sport that I am, here a some very valid reasons from the article for the insanity:
- It saves energy. When we're awake, we're more likely to have our TVs, VCRs, and lights on (among other home appliances). By shifting the hours we're likely to be awake to correspond with the daylight outside, we're less likely to have the lights on, so we use less electricity.
- It saves lives. When people's waking hours correspond with daylight hours, they're safer. Traffic accidents, for example, are less likely when it's light out.
- It cuts down on crime. Crime tends to happen after dark. As is the case with accidents, people are less likely to fall victim to crime when their waking hours are synched up with the sun.