Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A Second Chance


That's right, we've all had so darn much fun in 2005 we've going to hold onto it for an extra second!!!!

A Leap Second has been declared for 2005 -- it will be added to the end of the year.

Leap seconds are needed occasionally because modern atomic clocks measure time with great accuracy, while the rotation of the Earth can be inconsistent.

So what can you do in one second, that you can do one more of during the rapidly approaching Leap Second??? Here's my list:

Eat one Krispy Kreme donut.
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Visit all of the blogs in the blogosphere not hosted by Stan.
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Meagan said...

You can eat a WHOLE donut in one second?!?

I've never had Krispy Kreme.
Krispy Kremes are like catnip for humans -- think a feeding frenzy of sharks with cream-filling squirting everywhere instead of blood --

I could probably do 2 in a second!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Phoenix said...

You can take a Krispy Kreme and mush it down, then stuff it down your mouth very easily. A Krispy Kreme doughnut is very light, as it's basically a little bit of batter deep fried, so there's no substance to it. You can then follow with a Lipitor chaser.
I usually follow mine with another Krispy Kreme, perhaps alternating between glazed and cherry filled! Jim

David Amulet said...

I recall after the tsunami-causing earthquake near Aceh last year, pseudo-scientific rumors flew around about the quake slowing the Earth's rotation temporarily and causing us to "lose" a second of time. I guess we're getting it back.

-- david
The Leap Second was decreed by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, which is based in Paris. The whole thing may just be the French screwing around with us. Jim

stan said...

Imagine what'd happen to the earth's rotation if 700 million people jumped simultaneously. I'll bet there would be millions of folks thinking, "Well, there went a few seconds I'll never get back."
They actually know six months ago, but did not publicize it to give time for:
the TV networks to figure out how to sell a 1 second commercial,
motels to figure out how to charge for the extra second (ditto for hookers),
doctors to figure out how to keep me waiting just a little longer,
my bank to figure out how not to pay interest during that extra second,
someone to change all those 24/7 signs to read "24.00001/7"

siren said...

I wish I could stay up late enough to enjoy the extra second. I'm going to try really hard this New Years to stay up past 10:00. Otherwise, I'm going to really enjoy my one extra leap second of sleep.
Hardy worth staying up anymore since Guy Lombardo died and Dick Clark had his stroke, although I think Dick is going to be back this year (it is called Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve) but Ryan Seacrest will be the actual host. Sleep is always good. Jim

stan said...

Sirensong - just pretend (unless it's actually true) that you are a native of somewhere that's a few hours east of you, then you can celebrate at 9:00, 8:00, whenever you want!
Stan often pretends he is in another time zone :)