Here are eight things you might not know about the time change tomorrow night!
- It's daylight saving time, not daylight "savings" time. You are saving daylight, not savings daylight.
- Contrary to popular belief, daylight saving time was not invented for the benefit of farmers. Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784.
- The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I.
- From 1986 to 2006, DST in the U.S. started in April and ended in October but was extended to March through November beginning in 2007.
- About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
- Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don't observe the time change.
- 70 percent of Americans dislike changing clocks, but when it comes to getting rid of it, there is tons of debate on if we stay on standard time or stay on daylight time. So it’s gone nowhere. Congress would have to revise the Uniform Time Act to make any changes possible.
- States can move to permanent standard time without federal approval, but congress would need to revise the Uniform Time Act to stay on daylight saving time.