Just for fun, I wanted to know what a clock would look like if it mapped the calendar dates across 24 hours instead of hours, minutes, seconds. <iframe src="https://adamjgrant.github.io/dates-as-time/" style="width: 100%;height: 350px;border:0px"></iframe> --- See this [Fullscreen](https://adamjgrant.github.io/dates-as-time/) ## lol * The day would start at Jan 1st. * If you stayed up past midnight you might go to bed on Valentine's Day, otherwise just before would be Christmas. * Summer time happens in the evening. * Lunch would be at approximately American Independence Day. It might be fun to go about a day thinking of time this way if you did have such a clock. > My haircut is today at Labor Day. But we'd need to establish some rules first. ## Rules - Non leap year just because who cares about that. - Holidays are mapped to the current year. (Answering the question of when Labor Day would be above) - The only calibration to the actual system of time is that 00:00 is equal to 00:00 on January 1st. That covers us for time zones, daylight savings times, and such. So this all raises some questions. ## Facts - One day is about 4 minutes. - 3 minutes and 56.87671232876712 seconds to be more precise. - The middle of the day is June 2nd. - The 9-5 workday is mid-May to mid-September (May 17 - Sept 15). - One hour is equal to about 15 days so a month takes about 2 hours. - The shortest month is 2 hours and 1 minute long (February). - The longest month is about 2 hours and 6 minutes (January, March, May, July, August, and October). To further amuse myself, I built a clock that works exactly that way. It's currently running at the top of the page in your local time. [You can see it fullscreen here.](https://adamjgrant.github.io/dates-as-time/) [On GitHub](https://github.com/adamjgrant/dates-as-time)