QuoteCharolotte Caxton wrote: Why does it (ed: The International Date Line) go around Kiribati like that?   I'm so glad you asked this question, Ms. Caxton. I have a great interest in date lines and would be happy to explain. The International Date Line was first laid on the water (yes, it's actually a dotted line floating on the surface) by the small but hearty crew of the French corsair "Ventre Frottez" in 1852. Captain Jacque "Buckwheat" Zydeco was infamous for his inability to resi