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Wait A Second, 2006

Here comes the year 2006, but WAIT.

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A leap second will be inserted in the world’s clocks just before midnight Greenwich mean time on New Year’s Eve, the U.S. Naval Observatory reported Friday.  That means 7 p.m. EST, Dec. 31, will occur one second later than it would have otherwise.  That is, there will be 61 seconds the last minute of 2005 (UTC or Greenwich Time).  Yes, the year 2006 will delay.

Note:  Leap seconds are needed occasionally because modern atomic clocks measure time with great accuracy, while the rotation of the Earth can be inconsistent.  The rotation of the Earth has been slowing down, so leap seconds keep the clocks and the Earth from getting out of synch with one another. Source: U.S. Naval Observatory.

Even though man’s oldest clock (Earth’s rotation and the Sun)is not accurate and uniform, all our other clocks still have to abjust according to it.  Who says that a minute has to consist of 60 seconds?  Come to think of it:  We human can be so good, so accurate, so consistent, yet still be "wrong" about the time. XD



6 responses to “Wait A Second, 2006

  1. ROSE January 1, 2006 at 16:22

    然而很多跨年活動 根本忘了多一秒這回事當喊著"5 4 3 2 1 "時提早一秒迎接新年快樂了:P

  2. Pastor December 29, 2005 at 10:15

    Shalom,Deuteronomy 28:1-14Blessings on Obedience1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:3 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. 4 “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. 5 “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. 6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. 7 “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. 8 “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. 9 “The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. 10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. 11 And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.I Pray these blessings for you in the new year coming and after!Your brother in <><ChristWinston

  3. FAY December 28, 2005 at 13:38

    I just can’t wait~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~to renew my space! hehe;->

  4. Michelle December 28, 2005 at 05:18

    No! u’ve never had or heard of egg nog!!! OMGosh Kkai!!!…. Where have u been!!!!!! ok, u must do this for me….. Go to the store and get some!…it’s probily where the milk it… it’s sooooo good!!!!!!!… when u do don’t forget to put a little sprinkle of nutmeg on it…and oh ya don’t get the low fat… it’s not as good… Ok so write back and promise me that u will get some… but u must do it soon b4 theres none left… (it’s only around once a year) and if u don’t like it u have to send it to me so i can finnish it off :) let me know how u like it!!!!! ok!?!?!?!? ok nite!

  5. Joen December 28, 2005 at 02:14


  6. Joyce December 27, 2005 at 22:10

    真好 那今年就多一秒了 我要跟朋友去跨年唷~ 開心

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