Countdown to Armageddon: In Fiji, It's Already Judgment Day

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May 20 2011 11:48 AM

Countdown to Armageddon: In Fiji, It's Already Judgment Day


It's not quite lunchtime on Friday in America. But on the

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, Saturday, May 21—Judgment Day, as indicated by

—has already arrived. In Fiji, Saturday is

; Tokyo and Seoul are now on the clock. At the top of the hour, thanks to the single-time-zone system of the People's Republic of China, May 21 will reach 1.3 billion more people.


Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.