Happy DST Day Everyone
Posted on March 9th, 2009 in Author's Message | 1 Comment » |
What the heck is this DST? Department of Science and Technology? Dirty South Thugs?
DST is actually the abbreviation for Daylight Saving Time. The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time. DST is the convention practice of advancing clocks so that the day have one more hour of daylight and vice versa. During DST, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. United States DST begins three weeks ahead of the European Union. Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. So if you’re from the States then today is going to be a pretty sleepy day for you because you just lost yourself an hour of sleep. But, the good news is that your sunny days are about to get one-hour longer.
Did you know that Daylight Saving Time began as a joke by Benjamin Franklin, who proposed waking people earlier on bright summer mornings so they might work more during the day and thus save candles. It was introduced in the U.K. in 1917 and then spread around the world.
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Here is a copy of the 2001 U.S. public service ad used to remind people to adjust their clocks on DST.
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