Sunday, November 2, 2008

Did you Remember to Change your Clocks?



Did you know?
-Daylight Saving Time was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784.
-It wasn't until World War I, in 1916, that it was adopted by several countries.
-A new law extended DST to the 1st Sunday in November in 2007 with the purpose of providing trick-or-treaters more light and therefore more safety from traffic accidents. (Previously children's pedestrian deaths were four times higher on Halloween than any other night of the year).
-Some Amish communities observe DST while others do not. In one county of Ohio approximately 10 of the 90 Amish church districts opt out of DST.
-Arizona does not observe DST but the Navajo Nation (parts of which are in 3 states) does. However, the Hopi Reservation which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation) does not. In effect, there is a donut-shaped area of Arizona that does observe DST but the "hole" n the center does not.
-To make it easier to remember which way the clock goes, keep in mind "spring forward, fall back".

A little history lesson courtesy of webexhibits.org/daylightsaving.

4 comments:

Julie said...

You are a wealth of information! Mike just came upstairs and said, I can't believe it is 5:00 already. It's only 4, we changed most of our clocks, but not all of them!

Julie said...

Oh, and you're very qick with your Turkey background too!

cindy said...

We always forget the one in the living room (maybe because Michael is the only one who can reach it!) and I was so confused. Mciahel will now say for the next week "so it's really..."! He does it ever time the clocks change!

cindy said...

Okay so I do know how to spell my husband's name: Michael. And I meant EVERY time, not ever time.