[time-nuts] Re: UTC
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jul 26 16:37:33 EDT 2005
In message <4A4B4876-7D7F-4D81-AE31-26A757E7AA81 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:
>Pop quiz! What is the length of the day? No tricks - no gimmicks.
>Launch a tee-shirt to that guy in the last row. Right you are! A
>day on Earth is 23h 56m 4s.
Now, for two t-shirts:
Which fraction of the earths population would disagree with the answer
that astronomer gave ?
Right there in front: 99.999% sounds about right.
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