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Spain Is in the Wrong Time Zone and it's Hitler's Fault

By November 26, 2013

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Spain FlagIn 1940 Adolph Hitler tried to woo Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to join the Nazi empire. Franco was unwilling to join Hitler but he did make one concession and he moved Spain's time zone from GMT to the German time zone. Since then, Spain has been off an hour from the time zone they ought to be and many claim that it has impacted the lives and productivity of Spaniards, with many working late, staying up too late, and getting too little sleep - nearly an hour less sleep than other Europeans. Now, the Spanish legislature is set to vote on a proposal to move back to their correct longitudinal time zone, which would be the time zone of the United Kingdom. Read more from NPR.

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