What did people do before time zones?

What did people do before time zones?

On November 2, 1868, the then-British colony of New Zealand officially adopted a standard time to be observed throughout the colony, and was perhaps the first country to do so. It was based on the longitude 172°30′ East of Greenwich, that is 11 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

Why are the numbers on a dartboard in that order?

It was invented by a carpenter in Bury in 1896 called Brian Gamlin. If you go around the dart board adding up the differences between adjacent numbers – 20 and 1 for example – it would come to 198. The highest possible it could come to is 200, but it’s well organised to reduce the chance of a lucky shot.

Where is the biggest tree in the world?

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

How many countries have a mcdonalds?

McDonald’s Corp. is the world’s largest restaurant chain, with 34,480 restaurants in 119 countries. The burger chain has famously gone where few fast-food chains have gone before as a symbol—for better or worse – of capitalism.

Are dinosaurs warm blooded?

Dinosaurs have long been thought of as slow, lumbering, cold-blooded animals, akin to reptiles like the crocodile and the lizard – but there’s been increasing signs in recent years that they may have been warm-blooded, as mammals and birds are.

How old do you have to be to be elected president?

Article 2 of the Constitution of the United States of America outlines the qualifications for becoming president. To even qualify to run for office, a candidate must be 35 years or older. The candidate must also be a natural born United States citizen.

Is the Hydra real?

No, but lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection and they will grow back after a few months.

Can you fold a piece of paper more than 7 times?

Yes, absolutely. A piece of paper can, in fact,be folded more than 7 times.  It has been done many times in many places all around the world. It’s just that the people who accomplished the feat used a lot of paper! In other words, it was not a piece of paper that you could simply tear from some notebook. Also, there were numerous people involved in the process.