Daylight savings 2013

Some people say its the worst day of the year. Kids hate it, adults hate it. I’m sure even babies hate it! And yes, I’m talking about the dreaded day light savings time. It comes every single year since 1895, but this year you’ll have to set back your clocks on March 10, at 2:00am.

Why do people around the world participate in daylight savings? The idea of Daylight Savings Time is ancient.  Agrarian societies would simply adjust their sense of time according to the sun.  Roman Empire-era water clocks would have different settings for different months to account for the difference in the times of sunrise and sunset.

The first people to actually implement the idea from the Agrarian was actually the efficient Germans. It was viewed as a way to save coal in World War I.  Their Allies soon followed theses actions and the U.S. shortly after adopting the practice in 1918.

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