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There is a comment somewhere else in this thread quoting an article with the question of why we don't use 10 regular intervals. The Babylonians knew that 12, 24, 30, 60 and 360 were richly divisible, that's where their number system comes from and note the only place it survives is in astronomy and timekeeping.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 14th, 2008 at 07:20:43 AM EST
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