On June 30 at 11.59pm we will experience a minute that lasts 61 seconds in an attempt to solve an impending time management crisis.
Despite critics saying that it's actually more trouble than it's worth, the International Earth Rotations And Reference Systems Servies (IERS -- catchy) are insisting the leap second must go ahead.
Even after the whole internet crashed in 2012... On their heads be it.
Twitter has some pretty good ideas for how to inject a little light into their extra second...
Delighted to announce that I will be spending today's extra second doing an extra double take at the clock wondering what time it really is.— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) June 30, 2015
Worth remembering that voters did not get an "extra second" under either the coalition or "New" Labour.— Rees-Mogg (@JakeReesMogg) June 30, 2015
Maybe we could all use our leap second to not complain about the heat wave— Louise J (@Ludes_J) June 30, 2015
Getting stressed because I haven’t firmed up plans for the extra second on June 30. #pressure— Geoff Ryken (@geoffryken) June 20, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
I really wanted to make use of the #leapsecond but my wife was asleep by the time I got to bed.— David Potter (@AcombDave) June 30, 2015
So pumped for this #leapsecond— Jono Hayes (@jonohayes) June 30, 2015
Hooray! Tonight I get one extra second to sleep. Thank you, leap year. Wish you occurred every year. #leapsecond— Thadeus Anand (@thadeus_anand) June 30, 2015
Samsung makes $6486 per second. That would be nice. I think I'll spend my #leapsecond designing phones.— James Mellor (@JamesDFMellor) June 30, 2015
Tonight's the night people. If you haven't been allocated a leap second buddy, contact your local council. Together we can get through this.— Lorna McKie (@greyblueiris) June 30, 2015
Great I've already wasted my leap second by reading numerous articles about it on my screen THANKS INTERNET— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) June 30, 2015
cruellest part of the #leapsecond is that you already spent it reading about it. journalists be like: here have a second, NUPE u spent it— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) June 30, 2015