Each weekday,Dewsoft Staff answer questions
in the Question of the Day section. The Question Archive lets you view hundreds of questions and answers.
Here's a dozen common questions that show up in the question box all the time:
Why are there 24 hours in a day or 60 minutes in an hour?
Why do the days of the week have such funny names? Same for months of the year?
Why are there 12 months in a year?
Why does a leap day get added to February rather than at the end of the year?
Why do the number of days in the months follow no pattern?
Why do we have leap years?
What does AM and PM mean and why do we have them?
What does AD and BC mean?
What year was Jesus really born in?
What is daylight-saving time?
Why do we have time zones?
What does GMT mean?
There is now a new article called How Time Works that answers all of these questions
about clocks and calendars, plus many more! You will be amazed, because we take all of this stuff completely
for granted and the origins are amazing!