There's only one place on Earth where there's no time zone
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There's a place on Earth where the sun sets once a year and there's no time zone.
Whenever someone asks me what time it is, what day of the week it is, what month we're in or even what year, most of the time I haven't the foggiest idea.
Being free of the 24 hour clock sounds like a dream, but getting an early night's sleep in a place where there's no time zone might be a bit tricky unless you have a good set of blinds, because the sun only rises and sets once a year in this location.
So, it's continuous daylight for half the year and then darkness for the other six months.
But don't get your hopes up quite yet if you thought 24/7 sun for a half a year meant a serious good tanning opportunity, because the location of this zero time zone is very, very cold.
As a result of 24 time zones colliding at a single point, confusing the system so much and cancelling one another out, the result is there's simply no time zone at the North Pole in the Arctic.
According to Scientific American, as a result of the North Pole not having a specific time zone, you can simply choose the time - if you're brave enough to venture that far afield that is.
Katie Weeman writes for the Scientific American: "At the North Pole, it’s all ocean, visited only rarely by an occasional research vessel or a lonely supply ship that strayed from the Northwest Passage.
"Sea captains choose their own time in the central Arctic. They may maintain the time zones of bordering countries - or they may switch based on ship activities."
But what about the South Pole I hear you ask? Well, the South Pole in Antarctica has much more going on.
It's not only considered a continent, but is also home to permanent research facilities.
The South Pole subsequently does have a time zone, lots of them in fact.
Each research station latches onto its sponsor country.
So for example, the Norwegian Troll Station is currently set to GMT +2hrs to aid communication with Norway, while Australia's Casey Station is set to GMT +8hrs.
Learn something new every day, eh?