Image: Antonio Bovino. It's not made the same mistakes as China. If anything, in fact, goes rather too far the other way. A lmost all of Greenland runs on GMT-3, putting it four hours behind its parent nation, Denmark; b ut a few tiny corners insist on having things their own way. For no particularly good reason.
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Not actually Newfoundland but the annoying French thing. Image: Ken Eckert. Newfoundland, though? About a hundred years later in , when it had been subsumed into the independent nation of Canada, the provincial government tried to click it back into sync with the rest of the Atlantic region of Canada. The state of you, Newfoundland. Though in fairness the 6, people of St Pierre and Miquelon, a hang-on dribble of islands from the days of the French Empire, stubbornly sticks to GMT-3 even though the nearest functioning place that uses it is… Brazil.
Afghanistan looking military. Image: United States Army.
The half-hour gang Which brings us to the main cluster of countries where somebody decided it was vaguely acceptable to sit half an hour out of kilter with the rest of the world. Good fields, though. Image: United States Department of Agriculture. Still ridiculous, though. Kirimati, confusingly part of Kiribati.
Image: NASA. Too close for comfort Obviously, eventually you get so far round the world that the whole thing starts all over again. In essence, the International Date Line is the exact opposite side of the world to the Greenwich Prime Meridian, and is where you stop being ahead of London and start being behind it. But there are two places where the line has shifted in recent history, giving rise to some strange goings-on. In December , Samoa jumped forward a day, and just missed out 30 December nobody got their six geese a-laying that year. This was to get rid of an old hangover given to the country by its king in , who moved the country east of the Date Line to bring it closer to America.
Though, sadly for the Americans, it left American Samoa marooned, only 70km away but 24 hours apart 25 in summer. When you remember that the Line Islands are further east than Hawaii and most of Alaska, this is pretty weird. Most fun quirk of all of this means that for a brief moment every day sort of there are three days going on at once wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… you know the drill.
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