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Postby alanjh595 » Feb 7th, 2019, 2:14 pm

The scientific reason why January lasts forever
The feeling that it is the longest month, on the surface at least, makes no sense.

Today is the last day of January. Or for some of you on Twitter – it is Day 74 of January. January has taken its sweet time. Roz Chast's cartoon for The New Yorker which went viral this week similarly depicts what we all in our hearts know to be true. January is the longest month of the year.

This feeling, however, on the surface at least makes no sense. Several months in the year have 31 days in them. If any month should be made fun of for how long it lasts, it should be February. *bleep* is a leap year anyway?

Time perception, though, is a tricky concept to pin down. William Skylark, a researcher working on this topic at the University of Cambridge, says that "mental time is a pretty fragile metric for physical duration".
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