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Sunday, June 11, 2006

"All right! What I know is that daylight savings wasn't established until World War I. If it's 3 p.m. now that means that in 1776 it would be 2 p.m."

While reading Jameel's post about Zionist time, I recalled that the winner of the 1999 Darwin award was also related to zionist time.

The darwin award is given every year and is named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.

From the Darwin Awards Website

5 September 1999, Jerusalem In most parts of the world, the switch away from Daylight Saving Time proceeds smoothly. But the time change raised havoc with Palestinian terrorists this year.

Israel insisted on a premature switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time to accommodate a week of pre-sunrise prayers. Palestinians refused to live on "Zionist Time." Two weeks of scheduling havoc ensued. Nobody knew the "correct" time.

At precisely 5:30pm on Sunday, two coordinated car bombs exploded in different cities, killing three terrorists who were transporting the bombs. It was initially believed that the devices had been detonated prematurely by klutzy amateurs. A closer look revealed the truth behind the explosions.

The bombs had been prepared in a Palestine-controlled area, and set to detonate on Daylight Saving Time. But the confused drivers had already switched to Standard Time. When they picked up the bombs, they neglected to ask whose watch was used to set the timing mechanism. As a result, the cars were still en-route when the explosives detonated, delivering the terrorists to their untimely demises.

Have a good one.


Quote is from National Treasure (2004)

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln


At 1:53 PM, June 11, 2006, Blogger ifyouwillit said...

That's a beauty, never heard of that before now though.

At 2:29 PM, June 11, 2006, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Oh man, I even knew where the quote was from!


At 3:22 PM, June 11, 2006, Blogger Rafi G said...

That's amazing. never heard that one before...

At 7:06 PM, June 11, 2006, Blogger kasamba said...


At 9:54 AM, June 14, 2006, Blogger jim said...

Now I'll have to quit cussin' the time change. lol.


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