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# Periodic Calendar Quick Start Series Ep. 1 - Will the Real Fourth of July Please Stand Up?

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### Periodic Calendar Quick Start Series Ep. 1 - Will the Real Fourth of July Please Stand Up?

1. 1. Quick Start SeriesEpisode 1: Will the Real Fourth of July Please Stand Up? © 2012 Ape Con Myth
2. 2. The easiest way to get started with The Periodic Calendar is to jump in and ﬁnd a date! Let’s try the 4th of July!
3. 3. Each rowis a month... Here’s July!
4. 4. ...so we look in that row for the number 4... ...and ﬁnd seven of them? Don’t worry, it’s nothing tricky. Just like your birthday, the 4th of July can fall on any day of the week, depending on the year.
5. 5. The question then becomes, what Type of Year is it? Check on 2013, I need to start planning my BBQ!
6. 6. To ﬁnd a year, all you have to do islook it up on the mini-calendar of yearsat the bottom of the Periodic Calendar. Four centuries! It’s perpetual! This What kind of is the last calendar calendar is this? you’ll ever need.
7. 7. Pick your century, then ﬁnd your year.2013 is orange.That must meansomething...
8. 8. Yes, the color tells you what type of year 2013 will be.2013 is a Tuesday Year because it begins on a Tuesday. (January 1st = Tuesday)
9. 9. Therefore July 4th, 2013 will fall on the orange “4”...... known as the Tuesday isotope of Element 223. Oh no! Element 223 is a Thursday!! No three-day weekend for the 4th of July in 2013!!!
10. 10. And in Tuesday Years, the Tuesday Isotopes tell youwhat day of the month it is for each element. Some elements don’t exist in certain types of years. Element 223 doesn’t during Saturday and Sunday Years.
11. 11. If there are seven possible July 4ths, which one happened in 1776?Four centuries Yes, the Periodic Calendarinto the past?! You can handle all of your past,just blew my mind! present, and future needs!
12. 12. Once again, just pick the century and ﬁnd your year.Oh boy, 1776 is twocolors, that deﬁnitelymeans something.
13. 13. Yes, it means 1776 and 1780 were leap years!In Leap Years, we start in one type of year and LEAP to the next...
14. 14. So in 1776, we started the year on a Monday, but leapt to a Tuesday Year after Leap Day. That means Element 66 existed as February 29th ...followed by Element in 1776... 74 as March 1st.
15. 15. So... both 1776 and 2013 are Tuesday Years, which means that like in 2013, the July 4th in 1776 was on a Thursday. Wow, in 2013 we’ll be celebrating on the real Independence Day!
16. 16. Which ﬁnally brings us to the heart of thedifference between the Periodic Calendar and the Gregorian... Should we celebrate the 4th of July on any day of the week, only when it falls on Thursday, or should Element 223 be the holiday?
17. 17. The same question applies to your birthday and your Birth Element, but that’s a story for another slideshow. Did he say that’s it?! Good, cause I think I need some time to let that all sink in...
18. 18. Check out the Periodic Calendar Indiegogo Campaign to get your own copyof the ﬁrst major calendardebut of the 21st Century!
19. 19. Then visit www.PeriodicCalendar.com to learn more as we explore this new way to look at the years. You can leave comments and questions about this slideshow on the original post or can tweet them to @PeriodicCal.