Thursday, November 19, 2009

Half a time zone

The answer I was looking for to my puzzle last week is:
They all have half a time zone
While time zones are regularly set up in hour increments, a few places have time zones that differ by 30 (and one, by 45) minutes.  So, Tehran is 8.5 hours ahead of New York, for example, in UTC+3:30.  And Kathmandu is UTC+5:45.
For the examples in the puzzle: Labrador, Canada is UTC-3:30, Bombay is UTC+5:30 and Darwin Australia is UTC+9:30.  Beaver, USA varies in time zone (depending on which Beaver), but always is UTC-*.00.

1 comment:

  1. I still think it's because you can't make hats out of them. But really, this is one of those "Why is a raven like a writing desk" type dealies. Too many answers, if they have any answers at all.