Time is always there yet it is non existent. Time is a measurement that we use to scale our lives in a way that we can understand. We use minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years as a means to structuring our lives in meaningful ways yet despite our usage we still don’t understand it as fully as we could. Despite not having a rock solid understanding of what time actually is, we set our life and eventual death by the belief in it. We decided to pull together some mind blowing facts about time that will leave you reeling. Listed below are 12 facts about time and what it has meant to the world that will leave your biological clock reeling.
Time will eventually come to an end.
Alright, we’re going to start off by blowing your mind and sending you reeling into a deep pit of weight loss, psychic readings, and open intellectual despair. Physicists are of the belief that time one day will simply cease to exist. These intellectuals have come to the conclusion, based on their own confusing calculations, that the concept of time, and the life of all those who adhere to it, will end some time in the next 4 billion years. The reason for this ‘sudden’ ending of everything: a cataclysmic catastrophe that is so large and so enduring that existence will simply stop. Now before you get too depressed: 4 billion years is a pretty large sum of time and these same scientists thoroughly believe that nobody will be alive at the time to see existence come to an end. That doesn’t sound nearly as optimistic as we thought, in retrospect.
The Soviet Union tried to change week lengths.
Probably one of the most common ways we measure time is by ascribing it to ‘weeks’. We measure how long a baby has been alive in terms of weeks. We plan our vacations for weeks at a time. The seven day week has been instilled into our life for thousands of years, finding its roots in the bible. The Soviet Union, ever the contrary country, had tried to change the seven day week back in 1929. The government wanted to try working with five or six day weeks. The reason? We’re not sure, to be honest. Perhaps the USSR wanted to just be different. Perhaps this was a ploy to separate the Soviet Union from the Western World. No matter their reason the execution failed spectacularly. The new schedules created massive confusion and the Soviet Union ended up going back to the regular seven day week in 1940. The Soviet Union gets points for trying. We just aren’t sure what they were trying to prove, here. Perhaps we’ll revisit our online college degree in history in order to learn.