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What time zone is the South Pole?
April 27, 2006 8:09 PM   Subscribe

Ever wonder how time zones work at the North and South Poles? (No, not this North Pole, the real one.)
posted by BuddhaInABucket (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
That's actually quite interesting; it makes good sense to just fix on a convenient time zone. At such extreme southern and northern latitudes day and night have more to do with the calendar than the clock.
posted by Songdog at 8:24 PM on April 27, 2006


"Boundries"?
posted by stacyhall1 at 10:26 PM on April 27, 2006


It is amazing how many parallels there are between doing work in space and work at the poles.
posted by blacklite at 11:47 PM on April 27, 2006


It's a complete time-anarchy!
posted by sebas at 3:46 AM on April 28, 2006


It's amazing how many parallels there are between the north pole and the south pole. (Okay, that was bad)
posted by Roger Dodger at 4:48 AM on April 28, 2006 [2 favorites]


Sometimes bad is okay.
posted by mendel at 7:17 AM on April 28, 2006


It's amazing how many parallels there are between the north pole and the south pole. Ahahahahahaha. that shouldn't have been that funny. ah, cartography puns.
posted by jrb223 at 7:40 AM on April 28, 2006


It occurs to me that Superman wasted an awful lot of effort flying circles 'round the earth to turn back time. Obviously, he should have simply walked a couple of times around the south pole. Easy-peasy
posted by Zero Gravitas at 8:20 AM on April 28, 2006


Q: Do you know how many time zones there are in the North Pole?

a. All of them.
b. None.
c. Eleven.
posted by gigawhat? at 9:09 AM on April 28, 2006


Amusingly, they point out that there's no way to fix a marker on the North Pole, but the South Pole moves too -- at least the ice above it -- and they have to erect a new marker each year. Especially because sometimes they get stolen.
posted by dhartung at 9:56 AM on April 28, 2006


...sometimes they get stolen.

How on earth do you smuggle a ten foot steel pole out of Antarctica?
posted by Songdog at 10:08 AM on April 28, 2006


Get Uncle stone drunk first.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:11 AM on April 28, 2006


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