Friday, October 31, 2008

Reminder: Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) takes effect this weekend. Remember to change your clocks back this Sunday at 2 a.m., in order to gain an extra hour of sleep!

Some fun facts about Daylight Saving Time:

Benjamin Franklin first proposed Daylight Saving Time in 1784 -- as a way to save candles. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7779869

During World War II, the Roosevelt Administration ordered the country to observe Daylight Saving Time -- called "War Time" -- for three years straight. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7779869

The semi-annual ritual of changing clocks forward and back is not observed everywhere in the United States! Hawaii and parts of Arizona use standard time all year round. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/daylight1.html

We're always lamenting that there "aren't enough hours in the day" for all we need to do -- so take advantage of this once-a-year phenomenon and enjoy your "extra" hour on Sunday!

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