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What Should You Do With Your Extra Second?

On June 30, 2015, the day will be a second longer than normal. Make the most of it!

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A leap second will be added to clocks on June 30.

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We have to add a leap second every now and again in order to synchronise atomic clocks with astronomical time. That's because Earth's rotation is slowing down. Don't worry though, it's happening verrrrrrrrrrry slooooooowwwwly – we've only had to add 25 leap seconds since 1974.

They work the same way as the extra day does in a leap year. This next one will be the 26th leap second, and it gets added at 23:59:60 UTC.

An extra second is a big deal, and you'll want to make the most of it. Let us help you decide what to do with your leap second.

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What Should You Do With Your Extra Second?

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You got: Wink at someone

No further leap seconds have been announced, so now might be your only chance. Bonus points: inverse wink.

Wink at someone
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You got: High five someone

Make sure you co-ordinate this in advance, otherwise you might just end up slapping someone in the face, and that would be bad.

High five someone
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You got: Open a new browser tab

You can never have too many tabs!

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You got: Delete all of your emails

You can just blame the Y2K bug!

Delete all of your emails
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You got: Send someone a text just saying "OK"

It'll take you a second but annoy them for literally hours.

Send someone a text just saying "OK"
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