Mankind has been seeking a way to slow down aging since the very beginning. As it turns out, the best way to slow time is to move faster.
Time zones are relatively new phenomena in world history. Prior to the late 19th century, the authoritative source for the official time of day was the town clock. At noon each day, […]
Those who choose to dine at Damon Baehrel’s restaurant can expect fine food, unique menu items, and a memorable experience. They can also expect to wait. And wait. And wait…. Baehrel’s restaurant, […]
Aside from the monarchy, one would be hard-pressed to think of anything more iconically British than the clock in the Elizabeth Tower of Westminster Palace. Its massive bell, Big Ben, has been […]
Do you think you know which nation has the most time zones? Think again, because the answer may surprise you.
Anyone who has seen satellite photos of North Korea at night and noted the absence of electric lights might conclude it is a country that is operating behind the times, but would […]
A planetary year is defined as the time it takes for that planet to make one complete orbit around the sun. Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846. In terms of planetary […]
One of the smallest units of measurement of time is the Planck time (tP). It is the time required for light to travel, in a vacuum, a distance of one Planck length, […]
The next time you are tempted to complain about the price of a gallon of milk or even the cost of a new car, take a moment to give thanks that you […]
Does it feel as if time moves more rapidly as you get older? Cheer up, because that is a scientifically-proven myth. In reality the days are getting longer. Due to the […]
If you are traveling in Tokyo, Japan, and the trip is for fifty minutes or less, a bicycle is, on average, faster than an automobile. source
A galactic year (also known as a cosmic year) is the amount of time it takes for our solar system to orbit the center of the Milky Way. Traveling at 514,000 mph […]
A “jiffy” is more precise in its definition than you may have thought. The earliest technical usage was defined by Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875–1946). He defined the “jiffy” as the time it […]
The island of Foula in the Shetland Islands of Scotland operates off of a different calendar than the rest of the United Kingdom. When Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, […]
For those who endeavor to be as precise as possible, it should be noted that if you are referring to the unit of time known as a second, you are talking about […]