History of the 24-Hour Clock
Where it all began It is believed that the Egyptians are the origin of the 24-hour system of time. They used what is known as the Egyptian astronomical decan system. Decans are small constellations totaling 36 groups of stars. These decans would rise on the horizon during each earth rotation. This rising would mark the…

The Military Alphabet
This system was developed in the 1950’s in an attempt to prevent communication errors between several parties. The code word that each letter has been provided is also matched with a particular Morse code. Spellings of these code words may also vary depending on English or non-English areas. For example, Alfa is spelled with an…

Understanding the Mayan Calendar
Calendars and almanacs have been used for thousands of years as a way to predict when to plant crops, harvest them, as well as various other times of the year. The Mayan Calendar was no exception! However, there are many things about the Mayan Calendar that make it unique from all the others. What is…

All about Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
The Coordinated Universal Time system is known worldwide! It is simply described as the 24-hour time standard of the world. Now, you may be wondering how there can be such a universal time for the entire world when there are various time zones and of course the dreaded daylight savings time. Well, you have come…

The US Army Starting Pay and Benefits
The U.S Army is by far, one of the most interesting, challenging and most incredible career choices that you can make today. The things you will see, the challenges you will face and overcome are second to none when it comes to careers and because of this, the U.S Army compensates you very fairly; they…

Why do we use daylight savings time?
DST has simply become an event that we all accept every year but it does certainly serve her purpose and have a history. DST was introduced to save energy as well as make better use of daylight with the changing seasons and the way that the earth moves around the sun. The idea of daylight…

24 Hour Time Clock Info
Time is always essential especially for people who have hectic schedules. There are different interpretations of time in different places of the world. But there are two major formats for this, the standard and the military. The standard is the normal 12 hour format that people use every day. Militaries have a different format used…