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Contest #368 answer: Diomede Islands, Bering Strait, Alaska/Siberia

On the left: Big Diomede Island belonging to Russia, on the right: Little Diomede Island belonging to the USA and the international date-line is in-between.

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So it is not only a different continent, but also a different day in one picture.
The islands are nick-named “Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede) and “Yesterday Island” (Little Diomede) because of this.
Oddly enough the time-difference between the two is 21 hours (and not 23) due to the local time zones.

As you can imagine there is quite a lot of talking and thinking of connecting the continents here, by bridge or tunnel.

Those who skipped a day

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • krenek
  • R Hays
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • mehmet durmus

– Hint –

  • ACG
  • Chris Nason
  • David Kozina
  • rob de wolff
  • donaaronio

October 31st, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

One Response to “Contest #368 answer: Diomede Islands, Bering Strait, Alaska/Siberia”

  1. Geweldige opgave! Had ‘m jammer genoeg niet. Hint verkeerd opgevat.

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