Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time!

So Come March 10th in 2013, you will push those clocks forward one hour.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) So Come March 10th in 2013, you will push those clocks forward one hour.
For many Americans who live in areas where Daylight Saving Time is honored, the famous phrases "spring forward" and "fall back" help to keep the time change accurate.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) For many Americans who live in areas where Daylight Saving Time is honored, the famous phrases "spring forward" and "fall back" help to keep the time change accurate.
Nowadays, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) Nowadays, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
In 1966, the Uniform Time Act stated that clocks should be set forward on the last Sunday in April and set back the last Sunday in October.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) In 1966, the Uniform Time Act stated that clocks should be set forward on the last Sunday in April and set back the last Sunday in October.
Although Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, Britain and Germany began using the concept in World War I to conserve energy.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) Although Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, Britain and Germany began using the concept in World War I to conserve energy.
The shift in time is done to reduce the need for light during the evening, which is why the changeover is considered an energy-saver.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) The shift in time is done to reduce the need for light during the evening, which is why the changeover is considered an energy-saver.
The premise behind Daylight Saving Time is to extended daylight hours during the warmest part of the year to to the advantage of residents.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) The premise behind Daylight Saving Time is to extended daylight hours during the warmest part of the year to to the advantage of residents.
In data gathered from TimeandDate.com, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that observed Daylight Saving Time this year and will be implementing the changeover this fall.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) In data gathered from TimeandDate.com, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that observed Daylight Saving Time this year and will be implementing the changeover this fall.
Not all states, however, will observe the time change. Residents of Arizona, Hawaii and U.S. territories like Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands will remain on their normal schedules. They do not observe Daylight Saving Time .
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) Not all states, however, will observe the time change. Residents of Arizona, Hawaii and U.S. territories like Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands will remain on their normal schedules. They do not observe Daylight Saving Time .
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, most U.S. residents will be moving their clocks back an hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.
Keep Ticking With These Ten Cool Facts About Daylight Saving Time! (credit: Getty Images) At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, most U.S. residents will be moving their clocks back an hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.
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