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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reasons for Daylight Saving Time trivia

1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.” Were you aware that many individuals often get this term wrong

2. Although Ben Franklin is often associated with Daylight Saving Time he truly was the ma behind a popular article in 1784 about the changes of sleep pattern to take advantage of the sunshine. He however was not the "inventor" of time change 

3. An english man by the name of Willett created a brochure "The Waste of Daylight" emphasizing his belief that clocks should be forwarded by 80 minutes between April and October so that people could enjoy the plentiful sunlight. 

4. On April 30, 1916 Germany embraced daylight savig time to conserve electricity Several weeks later the U.K followed and introduced "summer time"

5.(this one surprised me) Americans believe that daylight saving time was developed to help farmers but the truth is that the agriculture industry was deeply opposed to the time switch when it started March 31, 1918 It was always the sun not the clock, that the farmers schedule depended on Farmers found the time change to be very disruptive because it seemed that they were set an hour back ad deadlines had to be set an hour early which in nature does not happen simply because we want it to. Truthly it was the urban entities, retail outlets and recreational businesses that got the advantage of daylight saving time

6. Not everyone in the U.S. springs forward and falls back. Hawaii and Arizona do not observe daylight saving time, The U.S. territories of America Somoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are o standard time year round

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