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  1. Bart

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    One state bordering the Atlantic Ocean and one state bordering the Pacific Ocean have the same time. Which two? An answer in a few days.

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  3. 134282

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    State of mind...? State of reality...?
     
  4. Bart

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    A member of my country, a state.
     
  5. jordan747_400

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    Yess Yes I know...Im brilliant with riddles :)

    Well in all seriousness, I cant figure this one out.
     
  6. mjgermane

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  8. ctk

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  9. darth550

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  10. TTBADBOY

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    Alaska and Hawaii?

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  11. Aureus

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    Oregon and Texas.

    The central eastern part of Oregon is in the Mountain time zone, while the rest of the State is in the Pacific Time Zone.

    The western most "triangle" portion of Texas is in the Mountain Time zone, while the rest of the State is in the Central.
     
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  13. Robin

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    Yeah but Texas borders the Gulf of Mexico, not the Atlantic Ocean. Good try though :)

    He didn't say they had to be states in the U.S. I'm guessing something in South America...

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  14. Aureus

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    I think the Gulf of Mexico counts as the Atlantic ocean, otherwise there are no possibilities.

    All the Central American Countries border the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico. The only South American country that borders two bodies of water is Colombia, and it borders the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
     
  15. normhuff

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    Pretty clever riddle, but I burned too many brain cells trying to figure it out on my own. Had to cheat and resort to an Internet search to find the answer. Hey, that's what it's for anyway. Will let thread starter or someone else reveal...
     
  16. ScreaminRevs

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    This is the only answer that makes sense to me: Florida and Oregon. That is the panhandle of FL and eastern Oregon. But only for the one hour during the year where in the fall the time gets rolled back one hour. So for that hour they're both the same time. Then, eastern edge of Oregon goes back to mountain standard time and panhandle of Florida stays on central standard. Is that right?
     
  17. wax

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    I noted the riddle wasn't USA-specific, so... does Cape Horn lay within a "State" of Chile?
     
  18. Robin

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    Hm probably right.. forgot that today was daylight savings. Good thing my computer updates the time automatically, or I would have been sitting at the airport tomorrow morning thinking "dude, where's my plane?"

    -R
     
  19. Aureus

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    The Cape is split evenly between Argentina and Chile in such a way they both only border one ocean, but really ends up being an opinion because my Atlas doesn't draw borders for the oceans..
     
  20. ralessi

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    I don't really get this "A member of my country" business, but a "state" is the same thing as a country.
     
  21. Aureus

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    Basically in that 3rd post, he's saying a member of my country (the US), a state (California, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Ohio etc...) excluding the possibility of other countries, probably because there are too damned many combinations if you do that, ie Brazil and Chile, America and Peru, Colombia and Canada.

    So I think ScreamforMe has it right and its Oregon and Florida during the timechange.

    But then... the does question asks "has the same time", not "occasionly has the same time."
     
  22. saad

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    just convert to universal time zone.
     
  23. Aureus

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    Universal time zone? You mean GMT right? how is converting to that going to help in any way?
     
  24. saad

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    i don't really know, just a guess, i'm sure it is easier than that.
     
  25. saad

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    or you can say, for example, california has say, 4:00 during it's course of the day, but so does florida, but obviously at different time zones, but nonetheless, they will both have the same times during a course of the 24-hour period (one day).
     
  26. bigbaddad

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    How about it is 4 am in Hawaii and 4 pm on an east coast state. Is there 12 hours worth of time zone difference? Then it would be 4:00 and 4:00 (or whatever time you want to use), just not the SAME 4:00. One would be am, and one would be pm.

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  27. 134282

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    Where the HELL did you find the answer...?!?!?!? i searched for, literally, HOURS on the internet and couldn't find it...! i went to riddle sites, google - everywhere...! Where'd you go...?!?
     
  28. saad

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    ha, i found it too, took me a long time last night but i tried again and found it in 2 minutes. the answer is not obvious and requires specific knowledge of time zones of the states that are in question.
     

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