Time is a funny thing. And deceptively complicated. The BBC has made a fantastic interactive map of the time zones of the world, with snippets of information about certain interesting time zones and areas. Well worth checking out, and reading all the small articles and watching the videos.
One thing I find fascinating is that China uses a single time zone (GMT+8), whilst Russia uses no less than 9 different time zones. It’s something I’ve rarely thought of, but it must be slighter odd living on the border of two time zones. Like they do in Paul, it’s sort of time travel, if you hop between the time zones. Funky stuff!
The International Date Line is also rather bizarre. Cross to the east, lose 24 hours; cross to the west, gain 24 hours. Living in the UK, I have never had a need to cross the Pacific Ocean, but I think I would like to, purely for the geekiness factor of gaining or losing a whole 24 hours in a second.
There is much more I could write about time, but it seems to have run away from me, so I shall leave this here. Onwards!