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Blink, and you will miss it — Leap second to be added June 30

At 8 a.m. on July 1 in Hong Kong, and at the stroke of midnight in the UK on June 30, and at 8 p.m. EDT in the U.S., one little second will be added to our clocks. You and I won't notice it, but the leap second is surrounded with controversy.

Saturday's extra second crashes major websites

Perth - It seems that additional second that took place Saturday was much more serious than the world thought. Major websites, like Reddit and LinkedIn, crashed and 400 Qantas planes experienced delays due to electronic clock glitches.

Timekeepers adding 'Leap second', will make this weekend longer

Paris - Are you excited for the weekend? After a busy work week, who isn't? Good news: it will be longer, but only by one second. International timekeepers are adding the “leap second” this weekend because the Earth is slowing down.

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