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The Hatter

The Hatter

Post a question at a UTC time that has 00, 15 or 30 as minutes number, i.e. xx:00:xx, xx:15:xx or xx:30:xx. The question must have at least one upvote.

Why is it called The Hatter?

I cannot figure out the relevance of the name. From what I remember, it would make sense if it was granted at 6 PM. Is this 15/30 minute addition to deal with all possible Time Zones (15 minutes for Nepal?). In that case why is there no hat on the 45th minute -- for Nepal?

marked as duplicate by Glorfindel, Anthony Pham, ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, ale, Ward Jan 3 '17 at 18:28

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  • Think Alice in Wonderland – Anthony Pham Jan 3 '17 at 17:18
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    Here is a list of 2016 hats and their 'meaning'. The Hatter isn't there, but it's named after The Hatter and it's awarded if it's exactly 6 o'clock somewhere in the world. – Glorfindel Jan 3 '17 at 17:19
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    @Rathony this isn't ELU, so I don't get why you feel it necessary to say stuff like that. It's rude. – Catija Jan 3 '17 at 17:22
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    @Catija The OP asked whether this question belongs on ELU. Did you read that? – Rathony Jan 3 '17 at 17:24
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    If it is 6PM in Nepal then it is 12:15 UTC ... you can post at 23:45 only if you are in Nepal as it is then 6PM UTC – DavidPostill Jan 3 '17 at 17:48
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Why is the "Hatter"? Because the Hatter is:

In retaliation, time (referred to as a "he" in the novel) halts himself in respect to the Hatter, keeping him and the March Hare stuck at 18:00 (or 6:00 pm) forever.

You see the words "6:00 pm" there which matches Glorfindel's comment:

The Hatter isn't there, but it's named after The Hatter and it's awarded if it's exactly 6 o'clock somewhere in the world.

As @DavidPostill points out:

If it is 6PM in Nepal then it is 12:15 UTC

There is no place on Earth where xx:45:xx UTC corresponds to 6 PM local, hence only xx:00:xx, xx:15:xx, xx:30:xx UTC are valid times for this hat.

Emphasis is mine.

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