Mathematical Error

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Mathematical Error

Post by awgifford »

In August, people began to panic. After Thanksgiving, the suicide rate spiked. Then, the fateful day came and nothing happened. The earth didn’t open and swallow civilization whole; an asteroid didn’t try to smash its way through the planet.

People cheered, shared champagne, and made babies.

Holiday sales soared.

Scholars scratched their heads while mathematicians did more calculations and discovered an error.

The celebration stopped as soon as the ground began to rumble. Mountains began to fall; oceans rose up to gobble coastal cities.

Six days off. Not too bad for a People considered primitive. Not too bad at all.
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Re: Mathematical Error

Post by strawman »

Leap years didn't start until 1582.
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Re: Mathematical Error

Post by chemistryguy »

Not bad at all indeed.
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