“Well, good morning everybody, and welcome to day 255,642 aboard the Axiom. As always, the weather is a balmy 72 degrees and sunny.”

The Captain, WALL-E

ALL CATALANS have constant jetlag. Barcelona time should be the same as London time. Go ahead, look at both cities on the world map. Indeed, Madrid is even further west on the solar longitude scale and west of the Greenwich Meridian. The country owes its present position in Central European Time to a political construct, and specifically the Spanish military dictator Francisco Franco. In 1940 he moved the clocks forward one hour in solidarity with Nazi Germany. For Spaniards still recovering ...

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