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Samoa to Jump Forward in Time by One Day (9 May 2011)

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The South Pacific island nation of Samoa is to jump forward in time by one day in order to boost its economy.

Samoa will do this by switching to the west side of the international date line, which it says will make it easier for it to do business with Australia and New Zealand.

At present, Samoa is 21 hours behind Sydney. From 29 December it will be three hours ahead.

The change comes 119 years after Samoa moved in the opposite direction.

Then, it transferred to the east side of the international date line in an effort to aid trade with the US and Europe.

However, Australia and New Zealand have increasingly become Samoa's biggest trading partners.

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said: "In doing business with New Zealand and Australia, we're losing out on two working days a week.

"While it's Friday here, it's Saturday in New Zealand and when we're at church Sunday, they're already conducting business in Sydney and Brisbane."

Samoa is located approximately halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii and has a population of 180,000 people.
Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13330592

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Re: Samoa to Jump Forward in Time by One Day (9 May 2011)

I worked with a Samoan guy changing tires and oil, he could lift the back end of the compact cars while we changed the tires! Not shittin yall, literally lift the back of the car a few inches off the ground. Strong mofo's them Samoans are, that's all I can think of for this post.

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Re: Samoa to Jump Forward in Time by One Day (9 May 2011)

country is full of 'em

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Re: Samoa to Jump Forward in Time by One Day (9 May 2011)

they produce some good rugby players too

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