That's right. At 9.59 a.m. AEST, there was an extra second in the minute in order for the super-strict timekeepers to align their clocks to the earth's rotation.
It's called a leap second, and people have been taking to Twitter, as you do, to share how they busied themselves with that all-important extra second.
@lipstysalter It's fine, there's a.... Damn that leap second went quick....— i, C__m_er (@iCoomber) June 30, 2015
Night all,enjoy your extra second of sleep #leapsecond— Deirdre Kenny (@DeirdreKKenny) June 30, 2015
Right. Who’s up for the leap second selfie? Post a pic of yourself doing something unusual at 11:59:60 today! #leapsecondselfie— Ian Griffin (@iangriffin) June 30, 2015
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner will be forced to stay married an extra #LeapSecond— ChicagoShaun (@ChicagoShaun) June 30, 2015
Leap ,Second https://t.co/TDhWZfoN6s— 35 Days❗️ (@BrownnSkinn____) September 20, 2014
Instead of adding a leap second we should be correcting the speed of the Earth's rotation. This is just laziness.— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) June 30, 2015
Missed the leap-second. :-(— Eliot Andersen (@EliotAndersen) June 30, 2015
Well, that's a leap second of my life I'll not get back again.— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) June 30, 2015
What did you do with your extra second? I learnt Italian. Ciao, bellas!
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