From the Washington Post:
Richard Gross, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and colleagues calculated that Saturday’s quake shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.
Hat tip to FP.
This reminds me of a question I’ve never heard asked: What would happen if the Chinese government asked everyone in the country to jump up and down at the same time, and they listened?
And why do I think Tyler Cowen could tell me the answer?
Finally: yes, I am aware that DSM-V probably has a name for people like me.
Update: Wow. Tyler Cowen answers in under 20 minutes. More proof of my nagging suspicion: he is actually triplets masquerading as a single man. Why didn’t I do that?