>DST debunked

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spring forward, fall back – spring ahead, fall behind
what’s the big deal?! does anyone else wonder why we change our clocks twice a year?!
welllll… we may be able to point the finger at good ol’ Benjamin Franklin… you know his famous saying ‘early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’… in an essay he wrote in 1784 he stated how adjusting the clocks in the spring could be a good way to save $$ on candles… and so the thinkers got a thinkin’
according to the government’s national institute of standards and technology, we do this to create more sunlit hours in the evening during months when the weather is the warmest
it all started in the US in 1918, however, not all of the US follows the same set of rules – i.e. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Arizona (except the Navajo Indian Reservation). it was then repealed a year later… go figure! during WWII (1942-1945) the country took it back up again to conserve energy and finally in 1966 the we officially adopted the Uniform Time Act of 1966, outlining the rules… as usual, time went on and more change was needed. in 2007, due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, changes were made to the DST rule causing an increase in the duration by about a month… which now puts it in effect for 238 days – about 65% of the year
the latests rules and regs:
begins at 2:00am on the 2nd Sunday of March
ends at 2:00am on the 1st Sunday of November
so how bout dem apples?! ya learn something new every day :0)
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