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Just a Reminder

Tonight, Daylight Saving Time ends and we go back to Standard Time (in most of the United States, your mileage may vary). Set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed tonight, or at 2AM Sunday. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep you missed back in the spring, but be aware that sunset will be much earlier after the time change. It's our only real chance to time travel.

Meanwhile, you can let C.G.P. Grey explain the reasoning behind Daylight Saving Time.

Or read some Neatolicious Fun Facts about Daylight Saving Time.

Learn The History of Daylight Saving Time in the US.

Remember the case of twins born during the time change, in which the firstborn ended up younger than the second twin by the clock?

Or just enjoy this little ditty to remind you about the clock-setting task ahead.


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When we change from Standard to DST, we lose an hour's sleep, and everyone has a bit of jet lag for a couple days. Changing to DST these days helps small town softball leagues, golf courses, and other after work activities. Actually I'm surprised no one has proposed "double DST" for say May-July to give even more daylight activities a boost. I think they did it in Russia, not sure if they still do.
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If you'd stayed on normal time all year long, then such a mistake wouldn't have happened. I'll vote for whichever politician vows to get rid of this silly tradition that does nothing except make me tired twice a year.
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Forget the year and too lazy to look it up, but once we did not fall back to Standard Time. I was teaching then, and we were going to school in the dark. Not good for the little ones. People should stop complaining about it, and deal with it.
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