Science: Tolstoi Theory

The International Date Line runs down the 180th parallel of longitude from the North Pole almost to Wrangel Island, then slants east to pass through Bering Strait, slants west again to Long. 180° again and on down to the South Pole.

Crossing this line from east to west, travelers "skip a day." Should they cross at dinner time, for example, they would find themselves supping their soup on Sunday, sipping their coffee on Monday. Crossing from west to east is equally strange. If, on a Monday, the...

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