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International date line best before quandry

 
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Whilst eating a Tesco Cornish pastie (I like a little mystery in my life) on a table placed exactly on an international dateline, is it ok to eat the whole thing, even though one half of it is over the dateline?
not_morrison_rm, Jul 19 2013

South america plane crash, finding something to eat sketch http://www.youtube....watch?v=lmTsTHgMVPY
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       Hah! Reminds me of NYE upon the New South Wales border and Queensland. I had two NYE and a expired pastie that was still in date for New South Wales.
skinflaps, Jul 19 2013
  

       // is it ok to eat the whole thing //   

       Only if you are a masochist.
8th of 7, Jul 19 2013
  

       sp. quandary
pertinax, Jul 19 2013
  

       Unless Tesco have a linear pasty bakery on a Pacific island, I presume it was carried to the table from either East or West.
pocmloc, Jul 19 2013
  

       //it was carried to the table from either East or West   

       That's the other worrying aspect, if was baked on the east side, then carried to the west side it seems very uncharitable to the horse, as not only has it been killed, then cooked, but now it's been forced backwards in time...   

       //quandary   

       I can't afford the second "a", it's the cutbacks.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 19 2013
  

       //I can't afford the second "a"//   

       Thankfullyyoucanaffordspaces.
Grogster, Jul 25 2013
  

       I know, I bought a load of spaces on alibaba.com and now I have to burn. <Lights cuban cigar with a roll of spaces, fresh from Guandong province>
not_morrison_rm, Jul 25 2013
  

       Give that the best time to eat it was never, the next best time will be never, also if you never eat it, it can never be the wrong time to not eat it.
WcW, Jul 25 2013
  

       What exactly _is a "Tesco Cornish" pastie?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 26 2013
  

       One that, once it's in your stomach, feels a as heavy as a Rolls Royce.
DrBob, Jul 27 2013
  

       It's fine to eat, because they build in a 24 hour safety margin to cover just such a contingency.
ytk, Jul 27 2013
  

       Perhaps you should buy a date slice?
AusCan531, Jul 28 2013
  

       <sound of trumpet going wa-waa-waaah>
not_morrison_rm, Jul 28 2013
  

       The problem may be worse than we had thought. According to volume 4,532 of Wikipedia:   

       "during a two-hour period between 10:00 and 11:59 (UTC) each day, three different calendar days are in use. This is because of daylight saving in the UTC+12 zone and the use of additional date-shifted time zones in areas east of the 180th meridian."
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 28 2013
  

       What about a date on the International Date Line? Also, is this table floating on or at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or on that island in the Bering Strait?
nineteenthly, Jul 29 2013
  

       I suggest you head north or south, and take to pasty to the geographical north or south pole. Once you are there, time and day become indeterminate, and so the pasty will remain “unspoilt” for much longer - up to a month or more would be my guess. It's important to put the pasty in the open and especially not to seal it in a heated container of any kind, so as to expose it more intensely to the time indeterminacy.But do bring it back to something near body temperature before attempting to bite it.
pocmloc, Jul 29 2013
  

       Currently it is year 2557 in Thailand, so if I buy something there and bring it back, is it ok for another 543 years?
not_morrison_rm, Jul 29 2013
  

       //What about a date on the International Date Line?// I'm flattered, but I'm washing my hair.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 29 2013
  

       //Currently it is year 2557 in Thailand//   

       No it isn't. They just affect to think it is. You can't go giving in to these foreign johnnies, especially over things like the calendar. Most of them won't even accept that they're foreigners, for goodness' sake.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 29 2013
  

       //No it isn't. They just affect to think it is.   

       I have this sneaking suspicion it is. Consider the temperature. The Earth is due to get hotter because of global warming, and Thailand is much hotter than the UK.   

       As an aid to science it could prove invaluable, as now we can measure the actual temperature rise over the next 500 odd years simply by taking a thermometer and a Cornish pastie over there.   

       As a further measure, then moving the Cornish pastie to Israel, measuring its temperature we can then check warming conditions in the year 5776.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 30 2013
  

       Did Neil Armstrong worry about expiration date when on the moon? NO! He and Buzz choked down the pasties and washed their mouths out with Tang.
popbottle, Jul 30 2013
  

       I thought those were just part of the suicide kit, in case of not being able to make it back? Similar to the south american plane crash something to eat problem..see link.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 31 2013
  
      
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