15. Timezones Hide The Truth
Ever wondered how massive countries all run in the same time zone? It all started in order to make the train timetables easier and more efficient to run.
Until the 19th century, each town in Britain had the local timetable that they followed. While this system worked well and good for local activities, it also meant that the time in Bristol would end up being 11 minutes behind London. This made people miss their trains all the time.
To avoid this confusion, railways companies decided to use London based UK time, and we have never looked back since.