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Where oh where is Wednesday?

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We have lost Wednesday. Yesterday was Tuesday and today is Thursday, and ship's passenger Ralph Ponce de Leon (yes, that's his real name) had a birthday on January 23rd - but he didn't. Customarily, we put our medications in little pill containers - and Wednesday's capsules still sit there. The basic idea is this: sailing westward around the world, one gains an hour 24 times. There's no free lunch. That time has to be "paid back" one way or another, and the teller sits at the International Date Line and takes away 24 hours in one fell swoop. Check Wikipedia for a better explanation. This is a short week.


Posted by HopeEakins 20:36

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