1. Passage of time is faster for your face than for your feet (supposing you’re standing up). Einstein’s theory of relativity states that the nearer you are to the center of the Earth, the slower time passes – and this has been already measured. For an instance, at the top of Mount Everest, a year would be about 15 microseconds shorter than at sea level.


2. A second isn’t what just you consider it is. Technically, it’s not defined as 1/60th of a minute, but as “the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation consistent to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom”.
 3. When the dinosaurs ruled the Earth, there were nearly 370 days in a year. The Earth’s rotation is getting slower because the moon’s gravity is acting as a drag, so days are getting lengthier, by about 1.7 milliseconds per century.

4. This one is good. On Mercury, a day is two years long.

5. The least standard scientific amount of time is the “Planck time”. It only takes you about five hundred and fifty thousand trillion trillion trillion Planck times to blink one time, rapidly.

6. There’s nothing as “now” according to physics. Space and time are like fluid, affected by gravity and even your speed. Albert Einstein put it like this: “For us physicists, the distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, however persistent.”

7. Since light takes time to reach us, whatever we see is in the past. The sun you can see in the sky is 8 minutes and 20 seconds old. The light from our nearby star, Proxima Centauri, is about 4 years old.

8. New experiences certainly do appear to be longer in the memory than familiar ones. It’s known as the “oddball effect”, and it appears to be why time feels like it’s going faster as you get older – since more stuff is familiar to you.

 9. The most precise clock ever constructed is the strontium clock, which is precise to within a second over 15 billion years.


10. The oldest acknowledged thing in the universe is a galaxy called z8_GND_5296. It’s 13.1 billion years old – only 700 million years younger than the cosmos itself.

11. The cause behind why clocks show the same time across entire countries is that it makes train timetables easier to run. Till the 19th century, towns set their clocks by the local time or noon, so clocks in Bristol would be 11 minutes behind London. That destined people kept missing their trains, so railway firms began using standard, London-based UK time, initiating with the Great Western Railway in 1840.

12. Time might be crunching to a pause. Distant galaxies seem to be moving faster than close ones, signifying that the cosmos is accelerating as it expands. The normal theory to clarify that is a mysterious force in the cosmos known as “dark energy”. But a Spanish physicist has suggested an alternative prospect that the further-away, older galaxies only appear to be moving faster because in the past, time was faster. If he’s correct, in a few billion years, “everything will be frozen, like a photo of one instant, endlessly”.

13. Next week, your watch will be one second behind. The fact that the Earth’s spin is decelerating, and consequently the days are getting longer, means that our 24-hour day is very to some extent off. Every so frequently, the International Earth Rotation Service, the bodywhich standardizes astronomical time, has to add a second – called a “leap second” – to the clock to retain things consistent. The recent leap second was on June 30, 2015.


Source: http://www.sci-techuniverse.com/2016/01/13-facts-about-time-that-will-hurt-your.html

The 1 Habit All Intelligent People Practice.


Surrounded by voyeuristic screens and engulfed by never-ending stimulation, our brains are undergoing transformation. Modern life offers many advantages, not the least of which involves the technology that provides us with opportunities that our ancestors couldn’t imagine. Unfortunately, the need to feel constantly connected to the digital realm negatively impacts several areas of our lives.

Unlike the older generations that had more peace and quiet, we are always plugged in, and that makes our habits more important than ever. It’s much easier to get lost in social comparisons and overindulge in eye candy on Instagram than it is to force yourself to do something uncomfortable that will ultimately add value to your life.

As a life coach and licensed therapist, I help my clients follow their intuition. I give them permission to do the behaviors that will bring them the greatest amount of fulfillment and personal success, which often involve spending less time on social media and more time passionately pursuing other interests. Studying the behaviors of leaders in diverse fields, while earning my doctorate in clinical psychology, has taught me that all pioneers have one thing in common.

All great minds read.

Yes, every single intelligent person who has a lasting impact reads. It doesn’t matter if they’re in script-writing or neuroscience; the people who change industry standards are the ones who read books.

Not only do the all-time greats across industries read–they do so on a consistent basis.

Instead of spending time getting caught up in Facebook drama or taking selfies on Snapchat, the real difference-makers have their noses in books. They are broadening their intellectual horizons, gaining energy, and allowing their minds down time from the overwhelming stimulation of society. And science supports the value of flipping pages.

Studies show that reading not only increases your verbal intelligence, but can also improve scores on your overall intelligence and boost your memory. Other research shows that reading can help you relax by reducing stress as much as 68 percent, which is one reason that the Mayo Clinic, in a different study, concludes that reading (a physical book, not a screen) helps people fall asleep each night. However, don’t think that reading short articles online is enough.

The most brilliant individuals–the people who truly make a lasting impact on the world–don’t just read regularly, they also read for depth.

For someone passionate about the field of psychology, for example, reading popular self-help books isn’t enough–he or she needs to read Freud. Dedicated writers can’t read just the current best sellers–they need to study the classics to refine their craft and expose themselves to literary possibilities they haven’t seen before.

People who change entire industries challenge themselves when they read. They know that struggling to parse more difficult content, although laborious, is the only way to raise their ceiling. Most people spend their time reading candy articles and popular books. What they fail to realize is that doing so may keep their imagination active, but it won’t take them to the next level of personal and professional excellence.

The only way that you can change the world is by transforming the way you think about reality. The tried-and-true way to gain access to other unique perspectives is to read books on a consistent basis that force you to grow–emotionally and intellectually–in ways you never thought were possible.

So, put down your tablet, phone, and close your computer. Tell Netflix and HBO to wait–I promise that the flashy screens and endless entertainment will be there tomorrow. Give yourself time and space to get lost in a book, and reconnect to your values.

Read on a consistent basis, and read for depth. It’ll make you a more intelligent person and a better professional.