A NO­TABLE NEW YEAR’S

Reader's Digest International - - Laughter -

On De­cem­ber 31, 1899, the SS War­ri­moo crossed the ex­act

spot where the equa­tor meets the in­ter­na­tional date line.

Strad­dling the line at the stroke of mid­night, the for­ward

half of the ship en­tered Jan­uary 1, 1900, while the aft re­mained

in De­cem­ber 31, 1899—si­mul­ta­ne­ously in­hab­it­ing

two hemi­spheres on two days in two cen­turies.

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