Sunday, September 18, 2005

Are you up on your geography?

Two people are talking on the phone long distance. One is in an East Coast state of the U.S., the other is in a West Coast state of the U.S. The first asks the other, "What time is it?" He hears the answer and says, "That's funny. It's the same time here!" Neither one of them were mistaken about the time. How is this possible?


  1. Three hours difference normally.

    The shift out of daylight saving will cut one them, and the other two hours must be accounted for by an east coast states that encroaches into central time and a west coast state in mountain time.

    Being English I had to get a map to check this, and this one did the job:

    Florida has a little bit of central time and Oregon has a little bit of mountain time.

    I am not sure exactly when the clocks change for daylight saving but in the UK it is 2am (which becomes 1am).

    So the time would be something like 1.30am

  2. Same here... about 2am. Its usually picked because that is the best time for airports to change time because the least amount of flights leave then.

  3. Well, you two are just spooky! I thought that one would be hard to do!

  4. BTW, since you two are doing such a great job answering some of these questions, I'm linking back to you. Do you have a preference to where I link?

  5. very kind sir. my preferred is simply


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