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Why does the Question of the Day for October 25, 2012 claim there are only 24 time zones?

Ask.com's Question of the Day for October 25, 2012 asks, "How many time zones are in the world?" The answer it provides is 24, with Wikipedia listed as the source. Yet Wikipedia's article on time zones says there are 40. Which 16 zones were overlooked?

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There are 24 standard time zones, each 15 degrees long. wide. The additional 16 that wiki mentions are probably non-standard ones, which is where a specific region or country sets their time ahead of or behind the time zone they're in.

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There are 27 zones on the hour: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 1-14 hours ahead of GMT, and 1-12 hours behind GMT. The other 13 zones seem to be off the hour.
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There can only be 24 standard zones because they are each 15 longitudinal degrees wide. 24 times 15= 360 degrees, which covers the earth.
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Logical or not, there are 27 zones on the hour. Check any listing on the Internet.
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Like that one? Pretty sure the first line says it all
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yes exactly. me too was thinking that

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