A slightly cool map thing that I’ll probably write about for Conde Nast’s blog one of these days: so I’ve seen a few articles on-line suggesting that Treriksroysa, on the Norway-Finland-Russia border, is the only place on Earth where three time zones converge.
That’s actually not true: there’s apparently a tiny tripoint town in the middle of the Australian desert that’s a big hit on New Year’s Eve. Wikipedia says there are 28 tri-points worldwide in total, mostly a result of China and India’s respective decisions to keep all their vast countries on one time zone. It looks like you can step back in time three hours just by crossing between China and Pakistan…or even three and a half hours by crossing between China and Afghanistan! Is this the weirdest such jump possible?
Wordplay Wednesday! Make two ten-letter words by putting the same eight letters (in the same order) in both sets of blanks.
N E __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ A T
One will be a word describing something very low. The other can be either high or low, depending on your personal preference.