BROOKLYN - Tuesday is one second longer than most days to make up for the fact that every few years the earth's rotation fluctuates a little.
Scientists have figured out that the leap second keeps the world in sync, but it could have some consequences.
According to a New York Times report, during the last leap second in 2012, Foursquare, reddit and LinkedIn had website issues, and Qantas Airways' reservation system crashed.
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In honor of the slightly longer day, News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask residents what they would do with the extra time.