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Positional Notation - Applications - Sexagesimal System
... only, and is still used for modern time and angles, but only for minutes and seconds ... For example, the time might be 102559 (10 hours 25 minutes 59 seconds) ... angle might be 10°25'59" (10 degrees 25 minutes 59 seconds) ...
A-102 (spacecraft) - Flight
... The first stage burnt for 147.7 seconds, with separation 0.8 seconds later ... The second stage ignited 1.7 seconds later, and the LES jettisoned at 160.2 seconds after launch ... It burned until +621.1 seconds with the stage and boilerplate in a 212.66 by 226.50 km orbit ...
Orders Of Magnitude (time) - Seconds
1 yoctosecond ys Yoctosecond, (yocto- + second), is one septillionth (short scale) of a second. 10 ys, 100 ys 10−21 1 zeptosecond zs Zeptosecond, (zepto- + second), is one sextillionth (short scale) of one second ... of helium-9's outer neutron in the second nuclear halo ...
United States At The 1904 Summer Olympics - Results By Event - Athletics - Running
... Final Men's 60 metres 1st Archie Hahn 7.2 seconds 1st, heat 3 Advanced directly 7.0 seconds 2nd William Hogenson 7.0 seconds 1st, heat 2 7.2 seconds 3rd Fay ... Unknown Event Place Athlete Heats Final Men's 110 metre hurdles 1st Fred Schule 16.2 seconds 1st, heat 1 16.0 seconds 2nd Thaddeus Schideler Unknown ...
1989 Tour De France
... in history, Greg LeMond was behind by 50 seconds at the start of the final stage, a time trial into Paris ... LeMond rode for an average speed of 54.55 km/h (34.093 mph), the second fastest time trial ever ridden in the Tour de France ... He made up 58 seconds on Laurent Fignon, to win the race by 8 seconds ...

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    At this very moment,... the most frightful horrors are taking place in every corner of the world. People are being crushed, slashed, disembowelled, mangled; their dead bodies rot and their eyes decay with the rest. Screams of pain and fear go pulsing through the air at the rate of eleven hundred feet per second. After travelling for three seconds they are perfectly inaudible. These are distressing facts; but do we enjoy life any the less because of them? Most certainly we do not.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    ... you can have a couple of seconds to rest in. I mean seconds. You have about two seconds to wait while the blanker is on the felt drawing the moisture out. You can stand and relax those two seconds—three seconds at most. You wish you didn’t have to work in a factory. When it’s all you know what to do, that’s what you do.
    Grace Clements, U.S. factory worker. As quoted in Working, book 5, by Studs Terkel (1973)

    Watching fifteen seconds of nasal passages unblocking sure beats watching thirty seconds.
    Barbara Lippert, U.S. advertising critic. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 8 (June 16, 1986)