There is so much to learn about time that is not always found or taught to us while we were in school. But what we commonly know or usually what is instilled in us is that, “time is gold” or “time is precious” so don’t waste it. Therefore, here are 10 mind blowing facts about time that will keep you reeling…
10 According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the closer you are to the center of the earth, the slower time is. Thus, if you are at the top of Mt. Everest, you lose 15 microseconds each year.
9 Fascinatingly, in our current time, we take more photos in a day than the whole 19th century.
8 Time and Space are inseparable and simultaneous phenomenon. For example, you can’t look into space without looking back at the past. You look up and gaze at the sun, but you actually see it as it was 8 minutes ago.
7 When you open a dead station on TV, 1% of the static you see is the leftover from the Big Bang.
6 Through observance of how long postal clerks spoke, pedestrians walked, and bank tellers made change, psychologists gauge the three fasted paced cities in the US. And they are: New York, Buffalo, and Boston. The 3 slowest are: LA, Sacramento, and Shreveport.
5 In a year, if the Earth’s history was compressed, the appearance of modern human would begin at 11PM of December 31.
4 The exact time that the Earth rotates on its axis isn’t exactly 24 hours; it is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.3 seconds.
3 13.7 billion years ago, time did not exist.
2 Did you know that the Oxford University antedates the Aztec Civilization?
1 Time is the 4th dimension, while the other three dimensions specify an object’s location as up/down, left/right, and front/back.
+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets
Interestingly, because of the tidal friction between the moon and the sun, the solar day lengthens by 1.7 seconds each century as the rotation of the Earth slows down. In fact, 140 million years from now, one full Earth day would be equal to 25 hours. And during the time of the dinosaurs, one full Earth day was just equal to 23 hours.