Extra Second of Time

Don’t we all wish we had just a little more time? This New Year’s Eve, we all get an extra second of time. According to Discovery News, the second will come between 6:59:59 and 7:00:00 pm EST, making 2008 the longest year since 1992 given the leap year. The earth is slowing down and timekeepers must adjust the official watches, giving my sister a longer birthday than anyone.

This news reminds me of one of my favorite comics by xkcd called Angular Momentum:

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