25 Little Known Things About Daylight Savings Time

Daylight savings time isn’t one of those things that you think too often about. It just sort of happens twice a year. Well, not always. And that is why we have this list! It is to fill you in on some secrets about daylight savings time that you may not have known. Well, they aren’t really secrets but they are certainly interesting! To start with, did you know that not every country observes daylight savings time? Well, to bring it closer to home (most of you probably live in the United States), there are some states that don’t observe daylight savings time! Neither Arizona nor Hawaii turn their clocks back. Why? Because federal law never required states to do so. It only outlined and specified how and when they should change their clocks if they should choose to do that. As we said before, there are also many countries that don’t observe daylight savings time. Usually these countries are near the equator, which makes sense because they don’t really have a need to conserve daylight. Going a little further back, did you know that daylight savings time was initially implemented during the World Wars to save energy? These are 25 little known things about daylight savings time!

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Daylight Savings Time was extend to end after Halloween not to save energy, but because candy companies wanted trick or treating to last longer.

Daylight Savings Time was extend to end after Halloween not to save energy, but because candy companies wanted trick or treating to last longerSource: npr.org, Image: wikipedia
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In 2007, the US government voted to lengthen daylight savings time by one month to reduce the consumption of energy

In 2007, the US government voted to lengthen daylight savings time by one month to reduce the consumption of energySource: nist.gov, Image: wikipedia
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Because of Daylight Savings, in 2012 the same Ohio man was arrested twice on the same day at exactly the same time (one hour later)

Because of Daylight Savings, in 2012 the same Ohio man was arrested twice on the same day at exactly the same time onSource: huffingtonpost.com, Image: wikipedia
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The first Daylight Savings Time in the US was called "War Time" (Eastern War Time, Central War Time, etc)

The first Daylight Savings Time in the US was called "War Time" (Eastern War Time, Central War Time, etc)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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After the surrender of Japan in 1945, the time zones were renamed "Peace Time"

After the surrender of Japan in 1945, the time zones were renamed "Peace Time"Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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