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#1 2006-05-20 08:48:59

hebs_peace
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days-hours-seconds-->too long??

how many of you agree that sometimes it seems like the day will never end...and sometimes an hour isnt enough??

any idea why??because its been happening wid me alot these days..help!:o


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#2 2006-05-20 10:47:51

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Re: days-hours-seconds-->too long??

Or, how 3 hours can slide past when you are working hard, but having to wait 10 minutes on the side of the road for someone seems like forever.


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#3 2006-05-20 11:07:22

Ricky
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Re: days-hours-seconds-->too long??

I never seem to have enough time.  Want to trade lives?


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#4 2006-05-23 03:37:13

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Re: days-hours-seconds-->too long??

wel..if u ask me...nobody has time these days...and MathsIsFun is really right..when your working hard...5-6 hours pass by..u dont realise it but when it comes to waiting for someone even for 5 minutes is too much!


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#5 2006-05-23 09:09:05

AshJones555
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Re: days-hours-seconds-->too long??

Einstein's theory of relativity has something to do with it i think.

I remeber a quote from either Einstein himself or someone trying to 'translate' his theory that went something like; "sit on a hot stove for 1 minute and it will seem like 30, sit on a bench in the company of a pretty girl for 30 minutes and it will seem like 1"

It might be because the part of the brain which is consious of time roams free when you are, for example waiting to go on a ride in a theme park but when on the ride itself, the similar part of the brain is distracted by such things as how much fun you're having or how big the next drop looks.

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#6 2006-12-09 09:37:54

hebs_peace
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Re: days-hours-seconds-->too long??

hmm...Einstein....he was one freakishly awesome guy!


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