Monday, 5 November 2012

Daylight Saving Time

Turning back time? Possible if you heard of daylight saving time (DST). It simply means turning the clock back by an hour during fall and moving forward by one hour during spring (Depending on one's location). It's my first time hearing about this and I thought, what's all the 'time mess' about? The biological clock in us is already a routine, so much so that even an hour makes a difference. And so, after reading about Daylight Saving Time, I felt it was a smart invention. 

The history was way back to 1784, when one of United States founder fathers, Benjamin Franklin suggested Daylight Saving Time, with many happenings in between, this was only adopted by United States in 1918. From Fall to winter, there's less sunlight during the days than during Spring to Summer. It allows us to make better use of daylight in the evening, and possibly use less electricity too. That gave sense to the term. 

And so, it's the first Sunday of November, the smart phones, ipads and our laptops' clock have all auto changed. Everyone will have to 'Spring Forward' and 'Fall Backward.' Interesting knowledge I've gained.

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