Who said you can’t turn back time? Whoever it was, they were wrong, because it happens today. Although our atomic clocks are very accurate, it would seem no one bothered to tell the Earth, so it has been spinning along at its own pace, ignoring the fact that there must be exactly 24 man-defined hours in a day. Since we can’t speed up the rotation of the Earth, scientists have reluctantly agreed to acquiesce to the Earth’s “deviant” behavior. The atomic clocks will have to adjust. Today will officially be 24 hours and one second long.
For those of us in the Eastern time zone, we get our extra second at 7:59:59 PM tonight. This will be great news for those who wish they had more time. Personally, I’m not yet sure how I’m going to spend my extra second, but it will probably not be that different from all the rest. Besides, I have a whole lifetime of seconds. Why would I live this one any different?