What Did You Do With Your Extra Second?

Tonight you received a gift – one whole second extra. What happened in yours?

  • Sneezed
  • Said I love you
  • Smiled
  • Patted the dog
  • Fell over the dog
  • Felt pain
  • Swore at the dog
  • Said sorry – not to the dog
  • Prayed the computer still worked
  • Blinked
  • Glanced at the full moon
  • Said thank you
  • Felt the Earth move
  • Received an email
  • Sent an email
  • Took a photo
  • Totally missed it
  • Who cares, there’ll be more …  hopefully

Actual things that happen in one second –

  • The time a bullet travels 900m and penetrates the target.
  • The time a snail travels 1cm to avoid falling raindrops.
  • The time a honey bee flaps its wings 200 times.
  • The time a toad’s tongue snatches a worm.
  • The time the earth receives 48,600,000,000kw of energy from the sun.
  • The time 79 stars vanish from space.


  • If 15,000,000,000 years of space is reduced to one year, the history of mankind is one second.




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