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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Third Three

In Thailand there are three three o'clocks: three in the morning, three in the afternoon and three at night, which is nine pm 9:00pm


Now available at every three - and all the other numbers, too!


  1. WHAT? Why are there TWO three o'clocks?!

    24 hours in the day, and we have enough numbers to assign a unique one to each of them.

  2. So do the thai divide a 24 hour day into 1 to 12 AM, 1 to 6 PM, 1 to 6 night? Crazy.

    1. I just found it's even worse, they divide a day into four 6-hour periods: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-hour_clock
      So there are not three, but four three o'clocks in a day.

    2. Here in Germany its even worse, we divide the day into 24 one-hour periods!

    3. and then someone comes with "viertel drei" and people arrive at six different times (2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15).

  3. Thank goodness, four equal periods makes far more sense than only 3 3 o'clocks.

  4. The dude in the Cartoon only knew of two 3 o'clocks from the 12 hour system. Then he was informed of another at 9pm thus he was exasperated why there suddenly seemed to be 3!. Crazy 6 hour clock. Different strokes for different folks. Great comics here thanks Malachi.