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French Revolutionary Clock


French Revolutionary Clock
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Description

There are plenty of clock apps on the iTunes store, but they’re all totally square because they divide the day into 24 hours. How arbitrary is that? Humans have ten fingers, so why shouldn’t we have ten hours in a day?

In French Revolutionary Time, a day is split into 10 hours, an hour into 100 minutes, and a minute into 100 seconds. It was used officially in France from September 1794 to April 1795 as part of the French Republican Calendar.

Conversions:

One Revolutionary second is 0.864 standard seconds.

One Revolutionary minute is 1 standard minute and 26.4 standard seconds.

One Revolutionary hour is 2 standard hours and 24 standard minutes.

For more information on the French Republican Calendar see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar

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