Thursday, January 1, 2009

I spent my extra second...

Happy New Year!

I read a story on KSL.com tonight (still haven't learned my lesson) about how the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service decided to add one second to the end of 2008, meaning that the last minute of 2008 was actually 61 seconds long. It's to adjust the time to the earth's slowing rotation, apparently.

I did some math, and I decided it would be more efficient to add a whole minute every 8,640 years.

Now, how do I get on that committee?

3 comments:

Dick and Jacque said...

I think if you submit this blog as an application, it should tell them all they need to know. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm confused. :)

Emily said...

Even now, I'm not quite sure how I came to the conclusion, but at 2 a.m. it made a lot of sense.