128 Recently

So, how many moments have passed since recently?

How long ago is recently? How long would you have to wait if you have to wait a moment? Measuring time doesn't necessary always have to be in seconds, minutes or hours... there are other lesser known units of time in case you are sick of seconds, or outraged with hours, or simply no longer yearn to say years...

The Jiffy
  • In quantum physics, a jiffy is the time taken for light to traverse one fermi, equivalent to 3 x 10^-24 seconds.
  • In electronics, it is the period for one alternating current power cycle
  • If you happen to be making noodles, it's 0.01 seconds...

The Friedman

  • Six months in the future, inspired by the famous author, Thomas Friedman.

The Helek / Halakim (plural)

  • 1 hour = 1080 halakim
  • 1 halakim = 10/3 seconds = 1/18 minute

The Tithi and the Paksa

  • 15 Tithis = 1 Paksa = approximately 14 days

The Nychthemeron

  • 1 Nychthemeron = 24 consecutive hours

The Shake

  • 1 Shake = 10 ns = 1 x 10^-8 seconds

The Lustrum / Lustres (plural)

  • 1 Lustrum = time period between censuses = approximately 5 years

The Svedberg (S or Sv)

  • 1 Sv = 100fs = 1 x 10^-13 seconds

The -yr designations

  • 1 kyr = 10 centuries = 1000 years
  • 1 Myr = 1000 kyr
  • 1 Gyr = 1 byr = 1000 Myr

The Saeculum

  • 1 Saeculum = 1 complete renewal of the human population = approximately 90 years

The Moment

  • 1 Moment = An indefinite period of time, so stop complaining, why don't you?!

The Junyi (Jy)

  • 1 Jy = Go ask him, please...

1 Comments:

Ah-Yuan said...

save me the trouble of asking junyi please...