[time-nuts] Re: UTC
Tom Van Baak
tvb at leapsecond.com
Thu Jul 28 03:37:11 EDT 2005
> The Turin leap second survey said that loss of life had occurred due
> to a leap second insertion event. The survey didn't provide any
> additional details. However, I've not been able to find any media
> coverage of such an event, nor find other documentary evidence to
> support it.
Sorry, I haven't ever seen anything on this either.
But on a related note, let's do some math. The
population of Earth is 6.4e9. The birth rate is
21 / 1000 / year so there are 4.3 births per
second (4.3 Hz for the purists ;-). The death
rate is 9 / 1000 / year so there are 1.8 deaths
That suggests about 4 babies are born and
2 people die during a leap second.
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