Skip to comments.Daylight Savings Time Explained
Posted on 03/09/2013 2:03:16 PM PST by Borges
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Interesting article on Benjamin Franklin’s earlier suggestion, initially somewhat in jest though providing calculations on savings from candles burned while sleeping when the sun was up earlier in the morning.
Having lived in Switzerland in a home with operable outside shutters to darken the rooms, I found his suggestion of fines for using such a bit interesting.
Yes, I have often traveled from the Eastern Time Zone to California and after 3 days I get used to the change. My body sees that the Sun, in the sky changed, and my body should change too. But, when we change the clock without changing the time that is when I get screwed up. There are some people like me who set their body clocks on the sun and some that don’t.
Heh. DST is such a pet peeve of mine that I missed the quip.
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