Most of us just “spring forward” and “fall backward” with little more than a yawn and a scratch. But it’s actually a fascinating holiday. (Okay, maybe not exactly fascinating but work with me.)
First—as the title of this piece points out—it is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time, with an “s.” But most of us have gotten used to that error apparently since the incorrect spelling is Googled infinitely more than the correct one. (This is why it is spelled with an “s” on the Doozy website… so all the S-people can find their ecards!)
And did you know:
Daylight saving time was introduced during World War I as a method to conserve fuel in the United States and other warring countries. In theory, optimizing daylight saves fuel and energy because it reduces the need for artificial light?
And how about:
Two states—Arizona and Hawaii—and four U.S. territories—American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—don’t observe daylight saving time. Indiana adopted it in 2006.
(Partial Source: US News)