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RE: Today I learned...
There is a town in the US that has a state border right down the middle of it's main street. So you can literally hop back and forth between states.

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10-11-2016 04:22 PM
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There's a spot in the US called Four Corners. It's where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet. You can wander between 4 states at one time.
10-11-2016 04:23 PM
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Lake Tahoe is in two states - one side of the road is in California - cross over the road and you are in Navada.
10-11-2016 04:40 PM
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I think the "no time zones" thing appeals more to people like me who live very close to time zone lines. A lot of people can go years without changing time zones, but I deal with it at least once or twice a week. And it's weird around here, it gets dark later at night and stays dark later into the morning since I'm so close to the time line. But I see where you're coming from, noon with the sun at its highest is ideal. The problem with that is even within a time zone that's different. Before time zones were invented, each town would have their clocks set slightly different since a few degrees east would have noon slightly earlier than the town a few degrees west of there. Before travel became so easy it wasn't a problem, iirc it was railroads that made time zones necessary at all. The "global time zone" thing is basically just an extension of that. 
10-11-2016 04:56 PM
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(10-11-2016 04:22 PM)paulS Wrote:  There is a town in the US that has a state border right down the middle of it's main street. So you can literally hop back and forth between states.

There is one like that on the QC border with the USA - directly down Main Street - they of course don't generally publicize the location to keep the undesirables away. Smile
10-11-2016 08:10 PM
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When I lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, we didn't have time changes...I suspect eastern Montana and western North Dakota also would be in the same exempt time zone....
10-11-2016 08:14 PM
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Another reason why Regina rhymes with fun. 


(that joke is at least marginally funnier if you've seen Deadpool.)
11-11-2016 12:06 AM
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(11-11-2016 12:06 AM)Michael Wrote:  Another reason why Regina rhymes with fun. 


(that joke is at least marginally funnier if you've seen Deadpool.)

There are only two things I recall about Regina - the RCMP academy (our equivalent of Quantico VA) and the University of Regina! Not familiar with Deadpool but am with the rhymes with.... Smile
11-11-2016 01:01 AM
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In the movie, he says "that's why Regina rhymes with fun!" and if you watch the movie with commentary, apparently Ryan Reynolds was arrested when he was a kid for painting "rhymes with fun" on the city limit sign, and the movie is referencing that. 
11-11-2016 02:46 PM
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RE: Today I learned...
Maybe we need a "what did you find today?" section - but in current state, this morning I learned that I had hidden and just found a bottle of one of the very first DiY custards - I love hiding and then finding my stuff! Born August 7th....

Note to self - moving forward make 3-4 additional bottles of everything! Stow it away like a time capsule with a do not open before date..... Smile
11-11-2016 03:47 PM
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