There Aren't 24 Hours in Today Thanks to the Leap Second

It doesn't just feel like a long day.

Instead of going straight from 11:59:59 to 12:00, the clock operated by The International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service, otherwise known as the Time Lords, will linger for one second on 11:59:60 tonight, allowing the Earth’s rotation to remain in sync with atomic time. The idea is to make sure that human time more accurately reflects the motion of the human planet and for a bunch of people in Paris to justify identifying themselves as Time Lords at cocktail parties.

This “leap second” will allow Greece an extra moment to meet the deadline to pay its IMF debts, allow news sites to use the phrase “Time Lords”, and allow you to enjoy any one of these excellent one second videos.