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    Twinkling/Blink of An Eye Speed

    How much faster is the twinkling of an eye compared to the blink of an eye? Is there a math formula or equation to find the speed for both?
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    Re: Twinkling/Blink of An Eye Speed

    Hello, nycmath!

    How much faster is the twinkling of an eye compared to the blink of an eye?
    Is there a math formula or equation to find the speed for both?

    Here's what George Carlin said . . .


    It's amazing how something as precisely calibrated as time can be described so loosely.
    Especially where short periods of time are concerned. .We say "at once", "immediately",
    "rught away", "just like that", "no time at all", "nothing flat", "at a moment's notice".

    And one I have never understood: "Before you can say Jack Robinson". .You don't hear
    that much anymore, do you? .Maybe Jack ran out of time. .Maybe he was an Aztec.

    And let's not forget a "jiffy" or a "flash". .Do you know which is quicker? .Well, I looked
    it up. .In fact, there are two jiffies in a flash. .And there are six flashes in the twinkling
    of an eye. .No one seems to know many twinklings of an eye are in two shakes of a
    lamb's tail. .And, by the way, why is it two shakes of a lamb's tail? .Wouldn't the basic
    unit of measurement be one shake of a lamb's tail?
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    Re: Twinkling/Blink of An Eye Speed

    I think you will find the answer here: link
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    Re: Twinkling/Blink of An Eye Speed

    Quote Originally Posted by nycmath View Post
    How much faster is the twinkling of an eye compared to the blink of an eye? Is there a math formula or equation to find the speed for both?
    Twinkling is a popular word for the scientific word scintillation, just like chance is the popular word for probability. Check it out here:link

    Blink is a medical physics phenomenon. check it out here: link
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    Re: Twinkling/Blink of An Eye Speed

    Thank you everyone for your reply. I first read the statement "twinkling of an eye" in the Bible.

    "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" ( 1 Corinthians 15:52).
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