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More Than You Thought You’d Want To Know About Time Zones

by on March 25, 2011

The BBC has a really interesting section today about time zones.

Time zones? Interesting? How?

Well, you don’t really think much about time zones, but there are interesting stories behind how they were created, and weird situations like how they decide what time it is in space:

You’ll also find where two zones are on the same time but on different days, a spot where three countries and three time zones converge in one confusing Arctic Circle town, the country that’s 45 minutes off from the usual hourly increments, how one massive country has nine time zones while another has just one, and more, all on an interactive spinning globe. Go check it out here; it’s worth some time to meander around the world and learn a little about the time you’re wasting.