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Okay...this might be a stretch... but since we can legally hunt on 12/31...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002701183_websecond23.html

Hey! Wait a (leap) second ...

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – 2006 has been postponed. Very briefly.

A leap second will be inserted in the world's clocks just before midnight — Greenwich Mean Time — on New Year's Eve, the U.S. Naval Observatory reported today.

That means 4 p.m. PST, Dec. 31, will occur one second later than it would have otherwise.

Leap seconds are needed occasionally because modern atomic clocks measure time with great accuracy, while the rotation of the Earth can be inconsistent.

The rotation of the Earth has been slowing down, so leap seconds keep the clocks and the Earth from getting out of synch with one another.

This will be the 23rd leap second that has been inserted since 1972 when an international timekeeping agreement was signed, according to the Observatory. The last one was inserted seven years ago.

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Once I was fishing out to the east we wern't far from the greewich time zone when i was out at the Flemish cap. I was werd. Interesting.
 
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