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(io9)   This is what time zones look like in Antarctica   (io9.com) divider line 3
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2013-01-22 12:59:23 PM
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Awesome! Let's forward this to Gene Ray the Time Cube guy for his wisdom on the subject.
2013-01-22 03:09:23 PM
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This is why I won't hire penguins. They're always late.
2013-01-22 01:15:25 PM
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tricycleracer: Cythraul: Why China no like time zones? Why?!

I learned something today.

A country like China, which is really wide, should in theory, have 3 time zones but the government of China has chosen to have the whole country in the same time zone similar to Malaysia.

If you compare the sunrise and sunset information for Shanghai, which is located in the eastern part of China, to the sunrise and sunset information for Lhasa (Tibet), located in the most western part of China, then you will see there is a huge difference. Sunrise in Shanghai might be at 6:30 AM while sunrise in Lhasa will be probably closer to 9 AM. Meanwhile, sunset in Shanghai will be around 5:30 PM and sunset in Lhasa will be at around 7:30 PM. Yet, both cities share the same time as do all cities within China.


So there's a half hour less daylight in Lhasa?
 
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