To all our friends in the US that currently observe daylight saving time, don’t forget to move your clocks an hour ahead before you go to sleep tonight or when you wake up tomorrow! The change officially takes place tomorrow, Sunday, March 13 at 2am and will automatically happen on most smart phones, computers, devices, etc.
Here’s a fun article discussing the history of Daylight Saving Time from National Geographic:
So who’s responsible for this controversial clock changing? Ben Franklin first introduced the basic idea way back in 1784, but he did so with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
French ambassador Franklin flashed his legendary wit with a letter to the Journal of Paris in which he claimed to be astonished, upon being awakened at 6 a.m., to find that the sun was already up. He, and no doubt his readers, had never seen the sun before noon. (Related: “Daylight Saving Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know.”)
“I saw it with my own eyes. And, having repeated this observation the three following mornings, I found always precisely the same result.”