Instead of celebrating 2006, I’ll better choose to celebrate leap second – last time it happened in 1998. That is the second of total freedom, it is not accounted usually in budgets, calendars or anywhere else. It is announced 6 months before it happens.
On the other hand, you can make those leap seconds happen every year. All you have to do is sit on your office chairs and rotate counter-clockwise. Every rotation will shorten the day by 10-35s. This has to happen in northern hemisphere of course, southerners should rotate clockwise.
And here is the important part, when will those free seconds happen:
- Helsinki, Vilnius, Cairo: 2005-12-31 21:59:60
- Paris, Berlin: 2005-12-31 22:59:60
- UTC: 2005-12-31 23:59:60
So, synchronize your clocks, let’s have some free time!