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Samoa skips Friday, goes straight to Saturday

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Oh no, I love Fridays!

When we did something bad in the Navy they would take away our birthday by sailing the ship over the international date line at just the precise moment such that your birthday day is skipped...

www.csmonitor.com...



At midnight on Thursday, the Pacific island nation is doing the exact opposite of what it did in 1892, when it switched to the East of the international dateline and celebrated July 4 twice in order to fall more closely in line with Californian clocks. At the time, that made trading sense.

Today, though, “we do a lot more business with New Zealand and Australia, China, and Pacific Rim countries,” said Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi earlier this year, announcing the change.




posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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Link to the Samoa news.

Samoa News



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