The time is actually opportune to ask this question. It is now 12 Midnight (well a couple of minutes after, according to my computer clock), December 31st 2015. And I suspect the New Year may have arrived somewhere in the world. I think(?).
The International Date Line is between Alaska and Siberia, in case you don’t know. And by international agreement, the new day (and in this case, New Year) begins there.
So does that mean the New Year has already arrived somewhere on earth? Or do we still have to wait an hour, or even two?
(BTW, my question isn’t as dumb as some may think. I’ll bet some of you didn’t even know about the International Date Line;). Education in the U.S. is in a horrible state of disrepair. I digress. But it is true.)