posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 11:50 AM
a reply to: thegeneraldisarray
I spent some time in South America about 25 years ago (took two trips in the late 1980s and early 1990s). I first went to Rio de Janeiro (on the
Atlantic coast of South America), and I remember then that the timezone was 2 hours later than the U.S. East coast. Then a couple of years later I
went to Lima Peru and Machu Picchu (near the Pacific Coast of South America) and found that the time there was conveniently the same as the U.S. east
coast time. So, yeah...I knew then that South America is pretty far east relative to North America.
Think of it this way: Mexico is directly below Texas, and Mexico is shaped like a horn, with the small end of the horn heading south and east. South
and east of that small end of Mexico is Central America, and south and east of Central America is South America....
...So that's a lot of "easts" and well as "south." Meaning that South America is pretty far east. What should the shapes and orientation of Mexico
and Central America be for South America NOT to be so far east relative to the U.S.?
edit on 2017/2/25 by Box of Rain because: (no reason given)