Frogfishes have a stocky appearance and rarely swim, preferring to clamber over the sea bottom using their fins as feet. Typically, they take cover lying in wait for prey, and then they strike extremely rapidly in as little as 6 milliseconds. They are found in most tropical oceans. (gif below) oceanconservancy.org/blog…
Every century, the moon and the sun's gravity add 1.7 milliseconds to the length of a day. When dinosaurs where alive, they had 23-hour days. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The collision that formed the Moon added rotational energy to Earth, making a day about 5 hours long. Tidal interactions with the Moon and Sun have since slowed Earth's spin enough that we now have a 24-hour day. And they're still slowing Earth’s spin by about 2 milliseconds every 100 years. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
When your eyes look right, your eardrums bulge to the left, and vice versa. However scientists have discovered that the eardrums move 10 milliseconds BEFORE the eyes do, and they don't know why. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Earth's rotation is slowing slightly with time; thus a day was shorter in the past. This is due to the tidal effects the Moon has on Earth's rotation. Atomic clocks show that a modern-day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than 100 years ago, at 2.3 milliseconds per century since 8th century BC wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth'…
Bruce Lee’s one kick takes only about 300 milliseconds, including return time. This means that he could land three to four kicks easily in a second. His kicks were so fast that they almost look like a glitch on the screen. youtube.com/watch?v=Myzew…
The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their mind and generally finds the correct one in approximately 600 milliseconds. bbc.com/news/uk-wales-nor…
The first successful laser reflection test on the moon was carried out in 1962 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They succeeded in observing laser pulses reflected from the Moon's surface using a laser with a millisecond pulse length 7 years before man walked on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The demon core was a palm sized orb of plutonium responsible for the death of scientists on two separate occasions. Both incidents included a slip of the wrist, resulting in a millisecond long burst of radiation. Blue light was emmited in the second incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
Soviet/Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev has the record for the largest time dilation experienced by a human, at 22.68 milliseconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
We use the base 60 number system for minutes and seconds because it's easy to divide by simple and small numbers, like 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. In fact, a day has 5^5 * 4^4 * 3^3 * 2^2 milliseconds. abc.net.au/science/articl…
After a Federal Reserve interest rate decision in 2013, trades were registered in the Chicago stock market within 2 milliseconds of the announcement. These trades were later found to be insider trading, as this information would take 7 milliseconds to reach Chicago at the speed of light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
Days are gradually getting longer; the modern day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than a century ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
In 2016, algorithmic computers were installed across the street from a telecom building in Manhattan, to get stock trades milliseconds faster than in Wall Street, a few miles away. ted.com/talks/kevin_slavi…
Adele's song "Hello" reached one billion views on YouTube in only 87 days, which averages to one view every 7.5 milliseconds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Speed is now so important in financial trading that a new $300 million transatlantic cable was laid down in order to shave 5 milliseconds off communications between New York and London. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Researchers at U of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. It does so by "cheating", using a high-speed camera to recognize the shape within 1 millisecond. youtube.com/watch?v=3nxjj…
Roughly every 100 years, the day gets about 1.4 milliseconds, or 1.4 thousandths of a second, longer. nasa.gov/topics/solarsyst…
The moon's current tidal acceleration causes a slowdown of Earth's rotation, increasing the time length of a day by 2 milliseconds every century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tid…
In 2013, trades were registered in Chicago within two milliseconds of a Federal Reserve announcement to raise interest rates. This was later proven to be insider trading, as that information would take three milliseconds to get to Chicago at the speed of light. cnbc.com/2013/09/24/some-…
Astronaut Scott Kelly will become even younger than his twin elder brother (also an astronaut) Mark Kelly (born 6 minutes before Scott), by three milliseconds after the completion of his one year mission on the ISS theguardian.com/science/2…
Today I learned about the enzyme Orotidine decarboxylase. With it, the reaction it catalyzes takes 18 milliseconds. Without it, a reaction that started when the dinosaurs went extinct would still have 13 million years left to go. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro…
Earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of approximately 17 milliseconds a century, and the length of a day for the dinosaurs was closer to 22 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
There is an enzyme that makes a reaction that normally takes 78 million years occur in 18 milliseconds. 10^17 times faster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro…
We actually live about 80 milliseconds in the past because that's how long it takes our brains to process information. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock–paper–scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
There is an elapse of about 35 milliseconds from when you strike a key on your keyboard to when it appears on the screen. npr.org/2017/01/23/511267…
(Oganesson) Ununoctium is the heaviest element (Atomic Weight: 294), but it is man-made. The Russian scientists who produced Oganesson bombarded atoms of californium with ions of calcium. It has half-life of about 0.89 milliseconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oga…
Gravity is not the same everywhere on Earth. The Earth's gravitational pull is smallest at the top of Mount Nevado HuascarΓ‘n in Peru and largest near the North Pole. If you were to fall from a height of 100 metres in both locations, you would land 16 milliseconds later in Peru. io9.gizmodo.com/new-high-…
An enzyme is what enables a biological reaction to complete in milliseconds instead of a trillion years . unc.edu/news/archives/may…
Scientists in the University of Tokyo have created a robot that can always beat a human at rock-paper-scissors, at a 100% win rate. It uses a camera that can recognise the position and shape of the human hand to throw a winning move, all within a millisecond. ibtimes.co.uk/robot-wins-…
People decide on your trustworthiness within a tenth of a second after first meeting you. Researchers found that given either 100 milliseconds (one group) or as long as you wanted (another group) to evaluate several character traits trustworthiness alone was decided almost immediately. businessinsider.com/scien…
In 2013 some trading firms laid a new transatlantic fiber-optic cable stretching 3,000 miles and costing 300 million USD between London and New York. As a result, their stock trading orders are executed 5.2 milliseconds faster. bloomberg.com/bw/articles…
During a conversation each speaker's 'turn' averages 2 seconds, and the pause in between only 200 milliseconds theatlantic.com/science/a…
The pistol shrimp clicks its big claw in less than 1 millisecond to produce a bubble that generates pressure extreme enough to kill small fish. The temperature of this bubble can reach 4700 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
The current human time travel record is about 20 milliseconds for the cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
There was a camera invented in the 1940's that could take pictures of nuclear bombs milliseconds after detonation. simplethinking.com/home/r…
, Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing. The deceleration is occurring at about 17 milliseconds per 100 years. This will have the effect of lengthening our days, but it's happening so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will have increased to 25 hours. space-facts.com/earth/
Humans are bothered by a baby's cry because the brain reacts to it by activating the fight or flight response only 100 milliseconds after hearing it. theguardian.com/science/2…
A robot has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
We actually live about 80 milliseconds in the past because our brains wait to process information salk.edu/news/pressreleas…
An airbag fully deploys at a speed of 200 mph, within 50 milliseconds of impact - the amount of time it takes you to blink your eyes carsdirect.com/car-safety…
Every single GG Bridge suicide survivor told they had instant regret a millisecond after jumping cosmopolitan.com/lifestyl…
An average snake strike lasts somewhere between 44 and 70 milliseconds. To put that in perspective, it takes humans around 200ms to blink an eye. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
The current human time travel record is about 20 milliseconds for the cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
We are looking into the past at every moment. What you are currently experiencing in the moment NOW is about 80 milliseconds in the past, because it takes time for your brain to put together all the data its receiving and construct a conscious you. npr.org/programs/ted-radi…
The record for human time travel, held by Sergei Avdeyev, is 20 milliseconds. wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_d…
Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly wound up testing the "Twin paradox" in space. Scott, became even younger by milliseconds due to his stay on the ISS as special relativity overpowered general relativity physicsbuzz.physicscentra…
We may not have a recurring leap year every 4 years by the year 3200. This is because the tropical year is decreasing at a rate of 0.53 seconds per century, and the length of a solar day is getting longer at a rate of 1.5 milliseconds per century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
The length of a day on Earth increases by two milliseconds per century. A day will last 25 hours in 200 million years. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/ea…
We live 80 milliseconds in the past because that's how long it takes the brain to process information. salk.edu/news/pressreleas…
A company named Spread Networks spent $300 million building a fibre optic cable route from Chicago to New York, cutting 3 milliseconds off of the previously fastest route. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
We've damed so many water sources that the earth actually rotates a fraction of a millisecond slower youtube.com/watch?v=W_o7t…
The earth's rotation is slowing by roughly 17 milliseconds per century space-facts.com/earth/
The moon's gravity is gradually slowing down the earth's orbit by 2.3 milliseconds per century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tid…
If you fire a bullet perfectly horizontally and drop one simultaneously, they will hit the ground at the same as gravity is constant (with an experimental error of only a few milliseconds here) youtube.com/attribution_l…
The Vela pulsar is about 1,000 light-years from Earth, about 12 miles in diameter, and makes a complete rotation in 89 milliseconds, faster than a helicopter rotor. nasa.gov/mission_pages/ch…
All cells have a refractory period. The neuron's typical refractory period is one millisecond. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
; As early as the 1940s, an image was taken 1 millisecond after a nuclear device was triggered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
On the scale of milliseconds, the weather has a measurable effect on the rotation of the Earth. For example, El Nino shifts the Jet Stream, changing the atmosphere's angular momentum, and to conserve angular momentum the rotation of the Earth slows down slightly. livescience.com/178-spin-…
'old fashioned' microwaves are being used instead of 'modern' fibre optic cables to transmit stock trading information in an effort to shave milliseconds off communication times. newscientist.com/blogs/on…
Earths rotation is gradually slowing, at a rate of around 17 milliseconds per hundred years space-facts.com
Earth days were 6 hours long when life first developed 3.5 billion years ago. Moon slows down the earth by 1.7 milliseconds per century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day…
In order to show every permutation of a 3rd Rubik's cube, and you started at the formation of earth, you would have to turn it once every 3.3 milliseconds ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube…
The current human time travel record is about 20 milliseconds for the cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
A moment is 90 seconds, a jiffy is about .01 seconds and β€œin a twinkle of the eye” is considered to be about 160 milliseconds wisegeek.com/how-long-is-…
The enzyme orotate decarboxylase catalyses a reaction in 18 milliseconds, that would take 78 million years to complete without it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro…
The star-nosed mole decides if prey is edible or not in 8 milliseconds. It can detect, catch, and eat food faster than the human eye can follow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The earth's rotation is slowed down by 1.5 milliseconds per century and the moon is raised into a higher orbit by about 3.8 centimeters per year. nineplanets.org/luna.html
Millisecond pulsars are better clocks than the best atomic clocks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Internet Cables are being run under the Atlantic to reduce transaction times between the New York and London stock exchanges by 5-6 milliseconds motherjones.com/politics/…
Memories are stored in 125-millisecond packages news.sciencemag.org/scien…
The moon is slowing Earth's rotation and lengthening the day by about 2 milliseconds every century due to tidal acceleration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tid…
The US National debt in dollars is the same number of milliseconds since the year 1567AD.

1000x60x60x24x365x444=~14 trillion.

Was coding in Java which uses milliseconds to add\subtract dates and got curious how long ago 14 trillion milliseconds was. Kind of puts it in perspective.

The world's longest spinning yoyo, the "Buddha King 2" spun for 21 minutes, 21 seconds, and 25 milliseconds. 21:21:25 throw-yoyo.co.uk/blog/tak…

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