Spain is in The Wrong Time Zone!


Spain // Morocco - border

Spain // Morocco – border (Photo credit: jssz)

And that’s the reason they always feel jet lag. Ironic too that when the occupying Spaniards said that Filipinos are lazy, Rizal mentioned climate as a factor that contributed to the folks’ laziness. He stated that being in a tropical country ate up most of our energy, unlike in temperate climate where it’s not so exhausting to work.

‘Spain sits in the middle of the Western European time zone, to which Portugal, Morocco and the U.K. also belong. But because of a weird twist of history, it actually observes Central European time, running an hour ahead of daylight. That might sound like no big deal to Americans, who switch their clocks twice a year anyway — but there’s a growing body of evidence that it’s really hurting the Spanish, contributing to everything from low worker productivity to a persistent gender gap.

‘The problem, argues the report, is that the Spanish keep working until the natural end of daylight hours, even though they’re going to work an hour earlier, on Central time. In other words, their sleep schedules are synced to the “artificial” time zone, but their work hours sync up with daylight time…’
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Spanish Manteca
When the Spaniards discovered Jamaica, they discovered a shore teeming with wild pigs. When they roasted the pigs, they render the fat to the lard and called the oil ‘manteca’. The word mutated into ‘montego’ from which the Montego Bay got it’s name. In Manila, we still call cooking oil ‘mantika’.

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