anyway what if our planet earth suddenly experienced a slowdown in the rotation of the planet, resulting in there being 26 hours in a day... and a shift in the orbital period so there were still ATLEAST 365 days in a year...
Old values to new:
31,536,000 seconds-per-year at 26 hour-days: 336.92307somethingsomething60 seconds per minute
60 minutes per hour
3,600 seconds per hour
24 hours per day < 26 hours per day = +2h
1,440 minutes per day < 1,560 minutes per day = +120m
86,400 seconds per day < 93,600 seconds per day = +7,200s
8,760 hours per year < 9,490 hours per year = +730h
525,600 minutes per year < 569,400 minutes per year = +43,800m
31,536,000 seconds per year < 34,164,000 seconds per year = +2,628,000s
34,164,000 seconds-per-year at 24 hour-days: 395.4166r
But Lets say for a moment, that the orbital period wasn't just shifted to that, what if it was shifted further, to give say... 500 days per year?
So, under a 24-hour day: that's 541.66r days. like a 48% increase.13,000 hours per year = +3,510 / +2,780
780,000 minutes per year = +210,600 / +166,800
46,800,000 minutes per year = +12,636,000 / 10,008,000
So lets say, for star trek anyway, these were caused by... the spin and orbital speed slowing, but minimal to no actual change in the orbital distance (so not flung out of the goldilocks zone)... perhaps, Q did it. and no one thought much of it, or even it was a side effect of either VGR or the whale probe... and then suddenly we've got this former employee of a cetacean institute wondering "hang on, 26 hour days? 500 days a year... what the f?"
... suffice to say, I do believe that there would be increased need for a planet-wide weather control network... or worse, if it was VGR, the storms were so bad in san francisco not JUST because the Whale Probe was doing it, but a result of these things...
I like the idea it was Q trolling humanity for 'reasons'. Also, might explain the use of the 1,000-per-year Stardate system - with 1 stardate = 13 hours. (as it is, it's what, just slightly more than 8 hours?), and abcense of leap years...
Apply it to non-star trek too: All the crap that scifi-earth goes through and we DONT get a shift in planetary orbit or spin?
"The Day the Earth Slowed Down" or something.