I would write a post tonight, but I'm busy researching a question.
I was watching The Santa Clause 2 tonight. (I wasn't watching very attentively, because I was making risotto in order to use up the vat of chicken broth I had after Soupfest '07.) At any rate, I was watching The Santa Clause 2 and trying to guess the ending. He had to be married by a certain time, if I recall, and I decided the movie would use the device that they always use in legal TV shows - they have to serve the papers by midnight! They've run out of time! But wait - doesn't the business have an office in Hawaii? They're 12 hours behind us - it isn't midnight yet! And that office is served, and the day is saved.
The Santa Clause 2 didn't go that way, but it made me think - what time zone is the North Pole in?
At first, I confused time zones with longitudes. That really freaked me out, but then I went to Wikipedia, here, and found that time zones don't all meet at the poles. Plus, I found out that any Ice Station in Antarctica uses the same time as its supply station in New Zealand.
It would make sense if they just stuck the North Pole in the same time zone as Greenwich, but couldn't it just be in the same time zone as Greenwich -12, or the same time zone halfway across the earth (what it appears they call 180 degrees)? No matter whatever time you used, a person could travel directly South and then have to set his watch ahead by up to 12 hours.
So what's the answer? I'm just looking out for Santa here, people.