June 30 of this year just got a little bit longer. According to ABC News, the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) has announced that an extra second will be tacked on to our calendar to correct a discrepancy between Earth’s rotation and the atomic clock.
Apparently there are some who are concerned that the unique time change will cause problems with computer systems. Is this Y2K Part II? Well, if you see an influx of shoppers at your local grocery stores buying all the canned goods and batteries that they can possibly hold, then you’ll know panic and fear of the end of the world has settled in.
For me, it’ll be just another second of sleep I get to enjoy.