Sleeping is Leaping at Midnight On Leap Second Night
As your clock counts down to the June 30th leap second time correction a reminder here from SOS – don’t you be caught s-LEAPING at midnight.
Well yes but no not just that. I’m talking about the leap second, when time will tick back one whole second, creating temporal terror with the risk of paradox and/or quantum entanglement and/or lost time travellers who may or may not be Future You CODE RED LEAPER ALERT.
Don’t you wake up trapped in an alternate timeline on July 1! Spare a second now to review some basic leap second safety rules.
Leap Second Safety
1. Don’t Fall Asleep
This obviously is the most important rule. Keep your eyes open. When the clocks tick 11:59 you might even want to stop blinking. Anything can happen and you need to be ready.
2. Feet on the Ground
Yes I mean this literally. No jumping. I know that in the past I may have encouraged survivors to take advantage of a leap second to do a little time hopping using a simple backyard trampoline for a temporal springboard.
But following a raft of reports about temporal trampoline accidents I am rolling back time on this one. I now wish to deny any evidence that being suspended in mid-air the exact moment of a leap second will enable you to time jump. That’s tight. There is no way that jumping up at the exact moment lets you jump to another leap second either in the future nor in the past. That’s just silly. So don’t even try it!!! Whatever you do, please, keep your feet on the ground.
3. Stay Away from Mirrors, Cameras and Hot Tubs
You might not think your life is that great right now – or maybe you do – but even if things are overly awesome right now for you I guarantee there’s some Other You out there who wants your timeline because theirs is worse. So don’t give them the chance to swap places with you. Stay away from devices and situations with obvious time portal potential like open mirrors, cameras and of course hot tubs.