Time Trivia


- "Fortnight" is a contraction of "fourteen nights." In the United States "two weeks" is more commonly used.

- A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

- Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.

- England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th, 1752; 11 days disappeared.

- Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before
  you leave.

- If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.

- Light travels at the rate of 186,200 miles a second.

- The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.

- The monastic hours are matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline.

- There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.




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