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Old 07-01-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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Yesterday (Tuesday, June 30) was 1 second longer

The earth's rotation has slowed enough that 1 second was added day's length yesterday. ⌚️

I accomplished so much more. 😀

Thought: if the earth's rotation has slowed, that means earth's gravity has weakened, which means I've lost weight! 💃🏃😎


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I wasted my extra second, I slept through it.
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:33 PM   #3
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The earth's rotation has slowed enough that 1 second was added day's length yesterday. ⌚️

I accomplished so much more. 😀

Thought: if the earth's rotation has slowed, that means earth's gravity has weakened, which means I've lost weight! 💃🏃😎


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You are incorrect.

I measure gravity for a profession. I have to know the latitude where measurements are being taken so the earth's rotation can be accounted for. The French can launch space vehicles so much cheaper because they are launching from French Guiana. The Russians have to spend so much on fuel and have large launch vehicles because they are further from the equator. The speed of the surface of the earth at the equator is greatest and at the poles is the least. It is the rotation of the earth that provides the extra energy for launch by trying to "throw you off" the earth's surface.

So, if the earth is slowing it's rotation then you will weigh more because you are being "thrown off the surface" with less force.

So there!
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👿 And I just thought my bathroom scales needed a software update! 😏


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That "leap" second gave trouble to quite a few computer-based programs, particularly Google and Amazon (I think)
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But not like 2K! 🔩👿


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That's Y2K! 😇


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I thought Tuesday felt longer! Now I know why.
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