Dumb.com » Riddles» Lauren and Alice are talking long distance on the phone. Lauren is in an East-Coast US state which borders the Atlantic Ocean and Alice is in a West-Coast state which borders the Pacific Ocean. Lauren asks Alice: 'What time is it?' Alice replies and Lauren says: 'That's really odd. It's the same time here!' How can this be?

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Answer: Alice is in Eastern Oregon (in Mountain time) and Lauren is in Western Florida (in Central time). It is the night that daylight-savings time changes back to standard time any time after 1:00 and before 2:00 AM.