Watch Trivia for Your Friday from BeckerTime & NAWCC -

Watch Trivia for Your Friday from BeckerTime & NAWCC

If you’re a fan of the watch world and all things time related, here is a neat list of trivia compiled by the National Watch & Clock Museum (NAWCC). The watch geeks here at BeckerTime found these tidbits to be quite interesting… Enjoy:

  • “Fortnight” is a contraction of “fourteen nights.” In the United States “two weeks” is more commonly used.
  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
  • England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th, 1752; 11 days disappeared.
  • Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
  • If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
  • Light travels at the rate of 186,200 miles a second.
  • The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.
  • The monastic hours are matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline.
  • There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.

Read the full story here : National Watch and Clock Museum: Time Trivia

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