Most people would say ‘Gimme a minute’, ‘gimme a sec’, or ‘gimme a moment’ mean just about the same thing – and that of the three, a ‘moment’ is the shortest – and that a ‘moment’ is actually not a really well defined length of time.

The truth is the opposite: a moment has an exact value, and that value is 90 seconds. (Source)

And there are odder units than that; an ounce is 1/12 of a moment, or 7.5 seconds… and an ounce can be divided into exactly 47 atoms of about 160 milliseconds each.

Makes me start to wonder if we really should throw the Imperial system completely out, and move to some form of metric time, or something based on the Planck units. In the meantime, there’s always the Tranquility Calendar

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