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Before clocks, there were candle clocks that when burned, indicated the passage of periods of time. To set an alarm, you pushed a nail into the desired point and the nail would fall and clank on the metal holder.
A twin was born 34 minutes after her brother, but because daylight savings kicked in, was actually born 26 minutes before!
If Earth's history was condensed into twenty-four hours, life would've appeared at around 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm, and human history would’ve began at 11:58:43pm.
You will experience the billionth second of your life when you are 31 years old.
The sun sets on 24 December at 3.55pm in the UK, and rises the following morning at 8.05am.
There are 86,400 seconds in a day.