Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Tiny Leap For Mankind

Because the Earth is verrrry gradually slowing down and atomic clocks don't, learned persons at the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (or IERS) are adding a "Leap Second" to December 31, 2008. Here's the official proclamation so you'll know this thing's on the up and up. And here's the extremely comprehensive Wikipedia article on Leap Seconds so you'll be reassured this is not a plot by the Illuminati (but then again, that's what the Illuminati would want you to think...) and that they do this all the time.

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