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How long is " Two Shakes of a Lambs Tail" ...... I'm going with Ten Nanoseconds and it's not Rocket Science ...:)

Posted - November 18, 2018

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  • 21260
    A shake is what physicists call one nanosecond. It's the time it takes for a nuclear explosion to start. I read that somewhere about 20 years ago.
      November 18, 2018 2:43 PM MST
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  • 9245
    You are correct Mr Ellie....I expected nothing else actually...Hehe 
      November 18, 2018 4:15 PM MST
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  • 21260
    Duh...
      November 18, 2018 6:59 PM MST
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  • 4955
    Close
      November 18, 2018 4:21 PM MST
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  • 21260
    Close to what?
      November 18, 2018 7:00 PM MST
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  • 9245
    You got the Asker's pick for being a good boy and for doing you're home work...   The "you're" bit is to give Stu and that Randy D-evil something to do......hehe 
      November 18, 2018 4:22 PM MST
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  • 31489
    Two nanoseconds of a lamb's tail.

    How about keeping it simple and just say "RIGHT AWAY"
      November 18, 2018 2:52 PM MST
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  • 9245
    Do you mean. NOW  ,!   :) 
      November 18, 2018 4:17 PM MST
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  • 31489
    No.  I do not.  You see now is instantly in the moment and a nanosecond away is not now.  And two shakes is in the future, no matter how brief.

    You are welcome,
    Ms. Know-it-all
      November 18, 2018 6:53 PM MST
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  • 9245
    More ,No a lot I think.... :) 
      November 18, 2018 7:03 PM MST
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  • 21470
    have no idea
      November 18, 2018 3:23 PM MST
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  • 9245
    You will in a Shake of a Lambs Tail if you read the rest of the answers....lol
      November 18, 2018 4:24 PM MST
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  • 4955
    20 nanoseconds---

    In case you are wondering, yes, “shake” is a recognized unit of time.  At the time of the first atomic bomb, scientists needed a term for an interval of time equal to 10 nanoseconds. Since two shakes of a lamb’s tail is very quick, scientists coined the word “shake” to describe this unit of time.  But where does this phrase come from originally?

    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-origin-of-the-expression-two-shakes-of-a-lambs-tail

      November 18, 2018 4:20 PM MST
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  • 9245
    Prisoners out on the Lamb had to be a bit Nifty it they were to escape quickly....:) D 
      November 18, 2018 4:27 PM MST
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  • 31489
    I done learnt somethin
      November 18, 2018 6:54 PM MST
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  • 21260
    Thanks...what I read was wrong. I am now enlightened.
      November 19, 2018 9:06 AM MST
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  • 10440
    I imagine it's about the same as two shakes of a puppy dog's tail.  That's about .5 second.
      November 18, 2018 9:36 PM MST
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