Monday, January 15, 2007

Fun After All
Holy freak, Daylight Saving Time is much more exciting than I imagined!

Saskatchewan, and parts of Quebec and BC don’t adhere to it. Neither do Arizona or Hawaii. Don’t you think that would get confusing?

Supposedly, it saves millions of dollars in energy because we use less lights. Cool, eh?

They don’t say “Spring Ahead, Fall Back” in Britain, because they don’t call it fall, they call it autumn.

DST has its detractors, who say it messes up sleep patterns and a British politician expressed concerns over inheritances: "Supposing some unfortunate Lady was confined with twins and the first child was born 10 minutes before 3 o'clock British Summer Time. The time of birth of the two children would be reversed. …Such an alteration might conceivably affect the property and titles in that House."

Benjamin Franklin was the first person to allude to the benefits of DST, but he also flew a kite in a lightning storm, invented the urinary catheter, and wrote an essay called “Fart Proudly”, so no one listened to him about it.

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