Although it’s rare we stay up so late, last night many of us stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to change clocks at exactly the right time.
Facinating topic for Dull Men to discuss: Daylight “Saving” or “Savings” Time?
This is an excerpt from: http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html
Another fascinating topic: areas not using Daylight Saving Time (DST):
* Not all areas of the U.S. are covered. Most of Arizona does not use it. Here’s an article about this: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/us/arizona-no-dst.html
* Other areas not using it are Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
* Indiana was another until 2006.
More topics for discussion:
• Effects on our lives from gaining the hour; compare this with losing the hour in the spring.
• Whether we like DST or prefer that we don’t have it.
DMC assistant vice president Grover Click was in Vienna a few years ago on the day clocks changed. He visited the Uhrenmuseum (clock museum). He took the above photo of a staff member changing a clock. She had 3,000 clocks to change.
More info: Wikipedia has a 21-page article about Daylight Saving Time . . . which comes in handy if looking for something dull to read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time