The People On A Flight From New Zealand To Hawaii Celebrated The New Year Twice LOL

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Mashable- Back to the Future is real, just not the way our ’80s selves imagined it would be. Last night, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA446 took off in Auckland, New Zealand in 2018, and arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017, proving that time travel is real — sort of. The flight technically left Auckland at 12:05 am on January 1st, before arriving in Honolulu at 9:45 am December 31st, having crossed multiple time zones.  The flight was originally supposed to leave ten minutes earlier in 2017, but delays pushed it forward into 2018. Auckland is 23 hours ahead of Honolulu. Shout out to airline delays, without which this weird achievement would have never been possible. And congratulations to the people traveling from New Zealand to sunny Honolulu for New Years. Who are you? And can all of us in the deep frozen North have a spot on your couch?

Classic. You know how we’re gonna start this New Year? We’re gonna start it with some good ol’ fashioned time zone humor. This is the lighter side of the internet. This is the type of story someone at your office will send in a large e-mail chain. We’ve got a whole year in front of us. There will be many blogs about many crazy topics over the next 364 days. Who knows where 2018* is going to take us. This morning there will likely be lots of talk about Logan Paul wandering into a suicide forest with a camera and shockingly finding a person who committed suicide. I’m not ready to jump into those internet waters just yet. I’m here to ease into the year thinking about people getting two New Year’s smooches instead of just one (or being lonely and kissing no one twice which is considerably sadder). Let’s do this.

*2018 doesn’t sound like a real year to me. Like at all. It sounds like the year in a sci-fi movie that’s set wayyyyyyyy in the future. I didn’t feel that way about 2017 for whatever reason. 2018 just has that sci-fi feel. I’m sure I’ll get used to it. Or I won’t. It doesn’t really matter. The world will continue to fly around the Sun regardless of my opinions and thoughts. To be honest, my brain is still stuck in the 1990s. 200-anything will always sound a little off.