Got an extra second? Twitter has some advice
How we all wish we were able to buy more time for ourselves, like every day. Well, today is the day when we all are granted this particular wish.india Updated: Jun 30, 2015 12:03 IST
How we all wish we were able to buy more time for ourselves, like every day. Well, today is the day when we all are granted this particular wish.
The last day of June will have an extra second, or a “leap” second added to it as the earth’s rotation is slowing down a bit.
A leap second is inserted either on June 30 or December 31.
As we all know, the clock normally moves from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00 the next day. However, with the leap second on June 30, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) will move from 23:59:59 to 23:59:60 and then to 00:00:00 on July 1. Because of this extra second, many systems are supposedly going to be turned off for one second.
Since we all have an extra second on our plates, folks on Twitter had some interesting suggestions about could be done with it.
Remember to brace for the leap second Tuesday. I knew I felt the Earth's rotation slowing down. #LeapSecond— Andrew Atkins (@darthdrew2) June 30, 2015
A free pizza yesterday. An extra second today. What is this world coming to?! #LeapSecond— Ryan Westendorf (@rwest278) June 30, 2015
:: Last minute of June to have 61 seconds. What can one possibly do with an extra second? Lol, blink extra? #LeapSecond— Tuba Ahmed (@Tuba_chooba) June 30, 2015
Looking forward to my extra 1 sec. sleep tonight, sheer bliss! #leapsecond— Nick Boross-Toby (@NicolasBT) June 30, 2015
These were some of the ideas from people about what they would do with the extra second. So what are you planning to do with the extra second given to you?
First Published: Jun 30, 2015 11:57 IST