Dear Crabby, What’s Up with all this ‘Leaping?’

Dear Crabby, I was looking at my calendar the other day and I noticed this year February has 29 days. Wasn’t there a leap second or something like that last year? And honestly, why do bother with all this leap stuff anyway? Thanks, Tina Tiempo Dear Ms. Tiempo, Yah. Talk about jumping through hoops, eh? You are right. Last year I wrote about the Leap Second and how all our gadgets needed it so the human race can go on Googling and watching stupid cat videos. ‘Cuz heaven help us if … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Fear the 2015 Leap Second?

Dear Crabby, I heard we get an extra second this year. What is the Leap Second and should I fear it? Please Respond Quickly, Justin Thyme Hello Justin Thyme, Well that doesn’t happen until the end of June this year, but I guess there’s no time like the present. I’m sure you’ve heard of Leap Year – when every four years we have a February 29 – and how we get an extra day. It’s sort of like that, but not as regular. We add a second to our clocks on average every 18 months. However, we … [Read more...]