Tuesday, December 31, 2013

And the new year is….

Coming up -- the year, 2014.

But it turns out that a lot of people don't know what this number means.
Read this article in the Huff Post about some of the strange twitter conversations going on these days.

Some people think that the United States of America is 2014 years old.
sorry guys.  not.
Actually, they think something called America is 2014 years old. Funny thing -- that's not the name of our country -- it's the name of the Continent that our country is a small part of. (There's North America and South America and even Central America -- all connected and all containing multiple countries -- and much older than 2014 years.)

Some think the EARTH is 2014 years old.
sorry guys. not.
It's a tad older than that.

Does anyone know what the year 2014 is counting from?
(It turns out that the beginning of that count is also under dispute. It's possible that a certain baby was born some years later than first calculated.)

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