I did not know a leap second existed. Yes, I’ve heard about leap years and as a strict proponent of the lunar calendar, which is responsible for predicting the date of one of the most celebrated holidays, Spring Festival, I think it’s totally legitimate. But wait, we’re arguing not about leap years, leap months, leap days, leap hours, oh for heaven’s sake leap minutes even. We’re debating the triviality of the leap second.

According to the New York Times, these are “occasionally added to the world’s atomic clocks to keep them synchronized with Earth’s rotational cycles.”

But normally, I don’t really think about that when I look at my watch. Take a look anyway, before we rule the leap second invalid: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/science/the-leap-seconds-reprieve.html?_r=1&ref=science

 

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