While the US federal government continues to spend its taxpayers' money on useless things like the US Senate, the Pacific island nation of Samoa is doing something awesome: time-travelling. Into the future!
On December 29 of this year, Samoans will go to bed as though it were any other day. But they will wake up [dons sunglasses]in the future! Twenty-four hours in the future, to be exact, on December 31, moving it to the other side of the International Date Line and putting the country on the same day schedule as their neighbours to the west. [Gawker]