We all accept that time zones are totally normal, but they're pretty weird. For some reason, we've all agreed that when you go over certain lines on the globe, not only might you be in a new place, but your time will be different too.

F is for Faraday

The year is 1791.  On a crisp autumn morning in south London, Margaret Hastwell, a blackmith's apprentice, gives birth to her third son.  With her husband, son, and daughter crowded around, she decides to name the newborn Michael.  Michael Faraday. Margaret had a lot on her plate, what with two young children, a husband who was …