10 Facts About Time That Will Baffle You



Concepts

An ancient Greek philosopher named Antiphon described time as a concept, not a reality. Imagine if that were true!

Time Words

There are words for each unit of time. Obviously most people know “seconds,” “minutes,” and “hours,” but most people don’t know words like “femtosecond,” “attosecond,” and “Planck time” which is the shortest possible unit of time. There are more units of Planck time in one second than there are seconds since the Big Bang almost 14 billion years ago.