Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Based on all the things we know, there is something we can’t scape from and is that time goes by fast. Lear more about Time on this list of interesting time facts.
1. The lightning strikes Earth 6,000 times every minute.
2. There are 13 months in an International Fixed Calendar.
3. Using headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
4. There are total 31,557,600 seconds in a year.
5. The universe is 13.8 billion years old.
6. The strontium atomic clock is the most accurate clock ever built.
7. The smallest standard scientific measure of time is the “Planck time”.
8. Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.
9. A sundial is a tool that uses the position of the Sun to measure time.
10. The longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes.
11. In the span of 63 years, we went from taking a flight to landing on the moon.
12. The leap year was invented by Julius Caesar in 46 BC.
13. The Julian calendar, which was the calendar proposed by Julius Caesar, was based on the Earth’s rotations around the sun.
14. The International Space Station follows the GMT.
15. The first modern clock was created by Peter Henle in around 1511.
16. The largest country of the world uses 11 consecutive time zones.
17. One gigayear is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 years.
18. On Mercury, a day is two years long.
19. On average, a human being blinks 25,000 a day.
20. McDonald’s sells approximately 375 hamburgers every five seconds.
21. In the Mesozoic Era, there were 370 days in a year.
22. Horology is the study of devices used to measure time.
23. Hawaii and Alaska share the same time zone.
24. Greenwich time has the same time as London time during winter time.
25. Greenwich Meridian Time is the uniform starting point for every time zone in the world.
26. Greenland uses four time zones because it is the world’s biggest island.
27. Galileo Galilei and Christiaan Huygens introduced the pendulum.
28. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
29. Did you know the moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days
30. Daylight saving is the process whereby a clock is wound forward an hour.
31. China was divided into five time zones because it is one of the most elongated countries in the world.
32. Benjamin Franklin first proposed the idea of a Daylight Savings Type Solution.
33. Australia has both horizontal and vertical time zones in summer.
34. At the top of Mount Everest, a year would be about 15 microseconds shorter than at sea level.
35. Approximately 45,000 thunderstorms around the world occur every day.
36. Every 24 hours, Americans spend $10 million on potato chips.
37. About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
38. Horology is the scientific study of time.
39. A normal February has 28 days, and a leap year 29, but a few times in history Feb 30 has been a real day.