Title Text:The biggest jump is at 11:00am EST (4:00pm UTC) when midnight reaches the UTC+8 time zone. That time zone, which includes China, is home to a quarter of the world’s population. India and Sri Lanka (UTC+5:30) put us over the 50% mark soon after.<
Title Text:You can tell most people don鈥檛 really assign an absolute meaning to these numbers because in some places and time periods, 鈥渂illion鈥?has meant 1,000x what it’s meant in others, and a lot of us never even noticed.
Title Text:My pet theory is that in real life, the kid at the beginning of Jurassic Park who made fun of the ‘six-foot turkey’ never got a talking-to from Dr. Grant, and grew up to produce several of the movie’s sequels.
Title Text:NASA tries to coordinate launch timing with the Care Bears’ cloud castle, but unfortunately sometimes collisions with stray Care Bears are unavoidable, so they just try to make the fairings sturdy and hope for a glancing impact.
Title Text:June 21st, 365, the date of the big Mediterranean earthquake and tsunami, lived in infamy for a few centuries before fading. Maybe the trick is a catchy rhyme; the ‘5th of November’ thing is still going strong over 400 years later.