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30th May '18 12:03:52 PM TheDragonDemands
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** At another point in the movie, Agent J returns to MiB headquarters and is puzzled why the same staff members are still active, despite it being very late at night. He half-sarcastically asks Zed if anyone ever gets any sleep there, to which Zed explains that they actually operate on Centaurian Time, which has a standard 37-hour day. He assures that J will get used to it after a few months - either that, or have a psychotic breakdown.

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** At another point in the movie, Agent J returns to MiB headquarters and is puzzled why the same staff members are still active, despite it being very late at night. He half-sarcastically asks Zed if anyone ever gets any sleep there, to which Zed explains that they actually operate on Centaurian Time, which has a standard 37-hour day. He assures that J will get used to it after a few months - either that, or have a psychotic breakdown.
30th May '18 12:03:08 PM TheDragonDemands
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* At another point in the movie, Agent J returns to MiB headquarters and is puzzled why the same staff members are still active, despite it being very late at night. He half-sarcastically asks Zed if anyone ever gets any sleep there, to which Zed explains that they actually operate on Centaurian Time, which has a standard 37-hour day. He assures that J will get used to it after a few months - either that, or have a psychotic breakdown.

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* ** At another point in the movie, Agent J returns to MiB headquarters and is puzzled why the same staff members are still active, despite it being very late at night. He half-sarcastically asks Zed if anyone ever gets any sleep there, to which Zed explains that they actually operate on Centaurian Time, which has a standard 37-hour day. He assures that J will get used to it after a few months - either that, or have a psychotic breakdown.
30th May '18 12:02:29 PM TheDragonDemands
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*At another point in the movie, Agent J returns to MiB headquarters and is puzzled why the same staff members are still active, despite it being very late at night. He half-sarcastically asks Zed if anyone ever gets any sleep there, to which Zed explains that they actually operate on Centaurian Time, which has a standard 37-hour day. He assures that J will get used to it after a few months - either that, or have a psychotic breakdown.
24th May '18 11:17:18 AM JoeMerl
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** {{God}} tells Adam and Eve that the day they eat from the Tree of Knowledge, they will die. Since Adam lives [[LongLived about 900 years after this]], the general interpretation is that God spoke metaphorically that they would turn mortal. One Jewish tradition, however, says that God was merciful and gave them a "day" in Heavenly reckoning--which is one thousand years. Stretching this trope a bit, more liberal interpretations of Genesis suggest that the seven "days" of Creation could also refer to longer periods of time. Though this is largely used to fit evolutionary and astronomical theories, some of these interpretations [[OlderThanTheyThink go back a few thousand years]].

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** {{God}} tells Adam and Eve that the day they eat from the Tree of Knowledge, they will die. Since Adam lives [[LongLived about 900 years after this]], the general interpretation is that God spoke metaphorically that they would turn mortal. One Jewish tradition, however, says that God was merciful and gave them a "day" in Heavenly reckoning--which reckoning--[[http://biblehub.com/psalms/90-4.htm which is one thousand years.years]]. Stretching this trope a bit, more liberal interpretations of Genesis suggest that the seven "days" of Creation could also refer to longer periods of time. Though this is largely used to fit evolutionary and astronomical theories, some of these interpretations [[OlderThanTheyThink go back a few thousand years]].
2nd May '18 9:23:28 PM nombretomado
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* Averted for comedy in ''Film/MenInBlack'', where an eponymous organization deals an ultimatum with a [[RaceAgainstTheClock time limit of one "Galactic Standard Week"]], which is explained to [[IThoughtItMeant be one hour Earth time]]. Immediately played straight afterwards, with the Arquellian message displaying a timer labeled "Earth Time Remaining", counting down the hour.

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* Averted for comedy in ''Film/MenInBlack'', where an eponymous organization deals an ultimatum with a [[RaceAgainstTheClock time limit of one "Galactic Standard Week"]], which is explained to [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant be one hour Earth time]]. Immediately played straight afterwards, with the Arquellian message displaying a timer labeled "Earth Time Remaining", counting down the hour.
16th Apr '18 5:21:14 AM Glide08
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*** That's even before you get to places like Israel, where they use the Short Scale, just like in the US... Except one thousand million is called a ''milyard''. One million million is still unambigiously called a ''trilyon'', but there's still the [[JewsLoveToArgue inevitable]] agruments over whether one thousand million million is a ''trilayrd'' or a ''quadrilyon''.
9th Apr '18 11:41:57 AM Nulono
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* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' completely ignores this, every single race in the entire galaxy seems to use the same measurements of time for no apparent reason.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' completely ignores this, this; every single race in the entire galaxy seems to use the same measurements of time for no apparent reason.
29th Mar '18 3:33:45 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** A more straightforward example is in the Book of Revelations, where John talks to an angel who is measuring the gates of New Jerusalem during one of his visions; John goes out of his way to specify that the height of the city's wall was "144 cubits by ''human'' measurement, which the angel was using."

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** A more straightforward example is in the Book of Revelations, where John talks to an angel who is measuring the gates of New Jerusalem during one of his visions; John goes out of his way to specify that the height of the city's wall was "144 cubits by ''human'' measurement, which the angel was using."" Since a cubit is a loosely defined unit based on forearm length and the angels in the book tend to be extremely alien, this really did need to be specified.
27th Jan '18 11:05:06 AM needsanewhobby
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjktk7E An old advert for Smash]] (which was basically powdered potato starch) had robotic aliens laughing at humans for the way they prepared mashed potatoes - including "they peel them with their little knives" and "they boil them for twenty of their Earth minutes."

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjktk7E An old advert for Smash]] (which was basically powdered potato starch) had robotic aliens laughing at humans for the time-consuming way they prepared mashed potatoes - including "they peel them with their little knives" and "they boil them for twenty of their Earth minutes."
27th Jan '18 11:04:24 AM needsanewhobby
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjktk7E An old advert for Smash]] (which was basically powdered potato starch) had robotic aliens laughing at humans for the way they prepared mashed potatoes - including "they peel them with their little knives" and "they boil them for twenty of their Earth minutes."
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