Hourglass: from Wikimedia Commons  Life is a gift. Use it wisely.
Hourglass: from Wikimedia Commons Life is a gift. Use it wisely.

How many seconds are in a day?

Can you picture how many seconds are in a day? One day equals 86,400 seconds. Here is a link to a clock that has a dot for every second in the day. You can watch them change color one by one. Unless, of course, you can think a better way to use your gift of life.

Life is a gift.

We all receive this gift equally, second by second, day after day, until we die. Use this gift wisely.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

mdr's picture
mdr says:

That's a very strange web page. I wasted several seconds viewing it. It did give me some insight, however. Thanks for posting it.

posted on Sun, 07/02/2006 - 10:10am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

60 times 60= 3600 = 3600 times 24 = 14400+ 7200= 86400

posted on Thu, 02/15/2007 - 4:13pm
Nik the Great's picture
Nik the Great says:

#of seconds in day=24x(60*2)
By the way, the answer you get when you multiply 6 by 9 is not 42, it is 54. (???)

posted on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 2:40pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Nik the Great, I have to correct your math.

There are 60 seconds in a minute. And 60 minutes in an hour. And 24 hours in a day. 60x60x24=86,400 seconds in a day.

Calculating your way, you get only 2880 seconds in a day, which is incorrect.

You are right that 6x9=54, not 42. But when I look back over this thread, I don't see where anyone multiplied 6x9 or got the answer wrong.

But whenever I see the number 42 anywhere, without context, I immediately think about Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Don't know why?

In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (published in 1979), the characters visit the legendary planet Magrathea, home to the now-collapsed planet building industry, and meet Slartibartfast, a planetary coastline designer who was responsible for the fjords of Norway. Through archival recordings, he relates the story of a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. When the answer was revealed as 42, they were forced to build a more powerful computer to work out what the Ultimate Question actually was, but their plans never come to fruition. (Later on, referencing this, Adams would create a puzzle which could be approached in multiple ways, all yielding the answer 42.)"

posted on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 3:42pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

I think their is a lot of sec in a day. Like who would know that only if you take your time to do the math then maybe you will always know how many sec are in a day.

posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 1:56pm
Rajones's picture
Rajones says:

this is a message, i believe, meant mostly for those who believe we are mortal, which i do not believe.

posted on Sat, 03/07/2009 - 3:43pm

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