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.

During World War II, the Roosevelt Administration ordered the country to observe Daylight Saving Time -- called "War Time" -- for three years straight.

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.

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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