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