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A Short Lesson in Time Travel
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) was the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the world. When his men arrived at the Cape Verde Islands near Africa at the end of the journey in 1522, to their surprise, they were one day later than they had worked out in their logs.

The International Date Line has confused navigators, explorers, and the everyday traveler for nearly five centuries since humans first began circumnavigating the globe  – don’t let it baffle you!

Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey