Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day?

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Samuel Maina‘s insight:

TIME- the second was redefined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 energy transitions of the cesium atom. Ahem!

 

"Thus, not all minutes contain 60 seconds. A few rare minutes, occurring at a rate of about eight per decade, actually contain 61."

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