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Did you know that this night will be one second longer than normal? In order to get world time adjusted to the the real earth time scientists decided this night will be one second longer than a normal night.
Don't rise your glasses too soonVery Happy
Happy new year to you all.

Posted at 31st Dec 2008 - 03:32PM   Posted by Ivy   Did you know? II Comments: 7

I've heard about this before, just didn't know when they did it! How often do they need to do this? At least we aren't doing one of those go to bed on December 31st and when you get up tomorrow it is January 15th or something!

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 31st Dec 2008 at 04:12PM

Fennie's Avatar When we had a working satellite dish we used to enjoy having two New Years One on European time and one on ours. Another New Year I remember falling into conversation with a homesick Russian who drank mightily until 9 o'clock when he announced that as it was Midnight in Moscow he would retire to bed. Which he then proceeded to do. Nasdrovia!

Posted by: Fennie on 31st Dec 2008 at 04:36PM

Faith's Avatar Use that second wisely everyone! No untucking vests even for a second!

Posted by: Faith on 31st Dec 2008 at 04:43PM

Bayou's Avatar True, they even showed this morning on BBC that Big Ben (where my younger son shall be tonite) had to get an old penny in the machinery in order to trick him for the second Idea
I found that amazing- how genious humans are!

Posted by: Bayou on 31st Dec 2008 at 05:29PM

Bayou's Avatar Nasdrovia, Fenny Razz

Posted by: Bayou on 31st Dec 2008 at 05:31PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Berlimey - why this year and not any other year - or do 'they' do it every year and our years are getting longer by the second.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 31st Dec 2008 at 05:32PM

Frances's Avatar Being well adjusted ... is great, particulary when someone else, a scientist even, takes care of it for you.

Happy New Year! xo

Posted by: Frances on 1st Jan 2009 at 12:53AM

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