Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Sun Still Does Not Set on the British Empire

The British Empire of the late 1800s including the home isles, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, much of Africa, and much more.  At least one part of the empire had direct sunlight due to the empire's global expanse.  With the fall of the Empire many people probably believe the sun has set upon the remaining British rump realm.  This is not the case, however, according to Xkcd.

The blog has discovered the small possession of Pitcairn Islands, inhabited by the mixture of HMS Bounty and Polynesians, gets sun light long enough to act as a solar bridge between the Cayman Islands and the  British Indian Ocean Territory.

The Empire is no more but Britannia holds enough global outposts to keep the sun's shine at all times.

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