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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SCIENCE :TIME BY GEORGE KURIAN

The following information is from Discover Magazine March 2009 under the title
"20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT TIME" Written By LeeAundra Temescu and we have Quoted 3 of them from it.
"1.Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so." joked Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guideto the Galaxy. Scientists aren't laughing, though. Some speculative new physics theories suggest that time emerges from a more fundamental- and timeless- realty.
2. Try explaining that when you get to work late. The average U.S. city commuter loses 38 hours a year to traffic delays.
3. Wonder why you had to set your clock ahead this month ?(*) Daylight Saving Time began as a joke by Benjamin Franklin, who proposed waking people earlier on bright summer mornings so they might work more during the day and thus save candles, it was introduced in the U.K. in 1917 and then spread around the world."
*March is the month daylight savings scheduled.

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