25-Hour Day

Beware! On the day we go off Daylight Saving Time (in the USA, the first Sunday in November) there are ~4% more giant meteor impacts, and a similar increase in the number of earthquakes, floods, fires, and other natural disasters. Fortunately, on the day we begin Daylight Saving Time (in the USA, the second Sunday in March) there's an equal reduction in these sorts of events. Whew!

But unnatural disasters can also strike: some years ago a friend was on an international business trip the day Daylight Saving Time began. His flight crossed the International Date Line. It took the bureaucracy days to reconcile his travel paperwork!

^z - 2008-11-12