Weird weird DateTime object issue in rails 1.2.3


For some reason, I need to work on Rails 1.2.3. I need to add hours
and mins to a particular DateTime Object.

I wrote the code on my machine using just Ruby (1.8.6)

puts —> 1900-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
puts + 30 —> 1900-01-31T00:00:00+00:00

The code seemed to have worked!

However, when I write the exact same code in my rails environment, for
some odd reason, the year field appears to be ‘0000’ instead of

I wonder what is going wrong. May be conflicting Date, DateTime

Any pointers on this?