second = 9.19 billion oscillations of a cesium 133 atom
minute = 60 seconds
hour = 3,600 seconds
day = 86,400 seconds
week = 604,800 seconds
month = 18,144,000 seconds
year = 31,556,926 seconds
decade = 315,569,260 seconds
century = 3,155,692,600 seconds
Who built this thing, and why? Here’s the scoop:
My name is Steven Ray. I’m a graphic designer who earns his daily bread designing pages for the Star Tribune newspaper here in Minneapolis, while doing freelance work on the side. I’ve long been fascinated by science, math, history, time and trivia; this site was a way to tie all those interests together.
“60 seconds” was originally conceived as my final project for a web-design class at Minneapolis Community College. The main requirement was that the site have at least 50 pages. After some noodling, I hit upon the idea of a trivia site organized around the 60 seconds on a stopwatch.