Daylight Saving Time ends November 6th
As the old adage goes, “spring forward, fall back.” That’s right, it’s time to set those western clocks back by an hour to get a much-deserved hour of rest this Sunday, November 6th at 2 AM when Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends.
DST Fun facts:
- Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea of DST when he wrote a letter to the Parisians that they could economize on the use of candles by waking up earlier to use morning sunlight.
- Modern DST was first proposed by New Zealand insect collector George Vernon Hudson in 1895, who wanted more time to collect bugs.
- The first historical account of DST being used was on April 30th 1916 by Germany and their allies in World War I to help conserve coal during wartime. The United States began using it in 1918.
- Animals and pets, who adjust their internal clocks to human schedules, often notice humans behaving oddly when the time changes and may thus need a bit of paw-holding during the transition.
For those of you who are reliant on modern-day technology such as cell phones and atomic clocks, remember that your clocks will automatically adjust while anyone who uses a stainless steel wall clock may have to manually adjust their clocks. A small price to pay for an extra hour this weekend.