What Will You Do With Your Extra Second?

Fart? Belch? Sing? The Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), which is responsible for keeping track of the gap between atomic seconds and planetary time, will be adding an extra ‘leap second’ to their atomic clocks this weekend. On Saturday night, atomic clocks will read 23 hours, 59 minutes and 60 seconds, before moving onto Greenwich Mean Time at midnight.

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