How many seconds in a year riddle

A very popular riddle you may come across floating around the internet or on Social Media is “How many seconds in a year?”

It often comes along with a hint about not needing a calculator.

The key to answering this riddle is to realize that it’s not talking about time! If it doesn’t involve time, then what could it possibly mean?

An even bigger hint is to thing about dates rather than time. Still not got it? Here’s the answer to the riddle:

How many seconds in a year? Hint: You don’t need a calculator.

There are 12 seconds in a year. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc.

Now if you’re smart, you may ask what about the 22nd of each month? Don’t they count? Well, in our opinion no, because they’re not seconds they twenty-seconds! If you do want to include them, then of course the answer to the riddle will be 24.

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