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The last time this happened was on Dec 31, 2009, 23:59:59 UTC. The next time this will happen is on June 30th, 2012, 23:59:59 UTC. There was some speculation whether the practice would be scrapped after this year. The U.N. body in charge of this decision heard arguments for (by the UK and others) and against it (by the US and others), and decided to maintain the status quo. It will be reviewed in 2015.

What scientific adjustment?

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This day last year: Q.119

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