Kicker: 2-year-old newborn


NICK EICHER, HOST: OK, you’re probably adjusted to daylight saving time by now. And that’s just a difference of 60 minutes.

In Korea, there’s an adjustment that’s a good bit more complicated.

Take the case of Lee Dong Kil. She gave birth to a baby girl on New Year’s Eve in South Korea. Hours later, the clock struck midnight and her infant daughter turned 2-years-old!

How so? You ask.

It’s a quirky centuries-old standard in the country.

South Korean babies become 1 on the day of their birth and then get an additional year tacked on when the calendar hits January 1st.

A lawmaker is now working now to change that. Many are complaining it’s a time-wasting custom that drags down an otherwise ultramodern nation.

I dunno, I pity the government statisticians who calculate things like life expectancy.

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(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) In this April 9, 2019, photo, Lee Dong Kil holds his daughter Lee Yoon Seol as his wife Ryu Da Gyeong sits as they to celebrate daughter Lee’s the 100th day of the birth at their house in Daejeon, South Korea. 

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