I had heard a lot about yesterday supposedly
being the "longest day of the year."

But I was sceptical. So I used the clock on
my living room wall and, just to make sure that
my results were right, the clock on my cell
phone, and I timed the thing.

And you know what? The day wasn't any longer
than it ordinarily is. It was exactly the same
— twenty four hours on the dot.

If you ask me, this whole "longest day" stuff
is a load of crap.