Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

You’re not crazy: there really are fewer hours in the day.

The recent 8.8-magnitude earthquake off the Chilean coast was so powerful, it may have permanently shortened the length of each day on earth, reports (for the record, my favorite news/commentary site of all time).

The quake shifted massive quantities of rock, shifting the earth’s axis by a good three inches.

So it’s not a cliché anymore: there really are fewer hours in the day. (Actually, it’s still a cliché, just a better-substantiated one.)

Better get cracking.

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