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Professors say new calendar would eliminate leap years, save over $500 a year

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 21:55:23-05

Professors of John Hopkins University announces a new calendar that promises to save people money in the long run and would eliminate leap years.

Steve Hank and Dick Henry of John Hopkins University say their calendar is close to perfection and argues that the current calendar is costing time and money, CBS News reports.

According to CBS News, the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar would set all birthdays and holidays to the same day each year, eliminates "Friday the 13th," and Halloween.

The pair tells CBS that the calendar could save the average person over $500 because it would make school calender's more predictable and simplify financial calculations for businesses.

The calendar would add an extra week at the end of December to eliminate leap years.

"The thing jerks around by a day or two. And think how many people around the world, and sports schedules, and all these things that jump and jerk and jerk around," Dick Henry told CBS This Morning.

Hanke and Henry tells CBS they have been working on this calendar for decades.