Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Talofa! The nation of Samoa has decided to cancel Friday this week. It says it is going directly from Thursday to Saturday because of new economic realities that make it advantageous to be a few hours ahead of its major trading partners in New Zealand and Australia rather than many hours in back of them (a change made to accommodate San Francisco shipping back in 1892).
Oh yeah, they will now also be the first country in the world to celebrate new years. Read more about it here.
Hat tips to Rex Wockner and Joe.My.God