WOTD: Jiffy

Did you know that a jiffy is 33.3564 picoseconds.

This amount of time was labeled as such by an American chemist, Gilbert Newton Lewis. More recently the word has been used to describe the time between one computer animation frame and the next.

The oldest speculated use of jiffy coins it as a slang term for lightning, from around 1785.

Now you know.

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