With a time change coming up, the guys decided to talk about Daylight Savings Time and the time zones for episode 35 of Flash Past. If you don’t already know, you’ll be surprised to find out just how recently America wasn’t divided into time zones. If that doesn’t do it, maybe how recently we even adopted any structured, universal time keeping system will make you.
Greenwich Mean Time was established in the 1600s but it wasn’t until the mid 1800s that an actual geographic time zone was created. Many time zone boundaries are defined by terrain. Rail routes between larger cities also served to define these lines. Each railroad line kept its own time standard and, as a result, stations had to have a clock for each rail company.
Daylight Savings Time has had an interesting run. Some places observe it, some don’t, and some never did. Many countries along the equator have never observed DST because there is so little change in the amount of daylight. Listen to episode 35 of the show to see what kind of conversation these facts brought on.
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Last weeks Trivia Question:
Q: What is the highest priced baseball card?
A: Honus Wagner – Vauled at $2,800,000
Flash Past Trivia Question
Q: Some countries no longer observe DST and some never observed it in the first place. Which continent has the largest land area to have never observed DST?
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