It’s that time of year again when we will be pushing the hands (for those of you who have clocks with hands) back for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday at 2 A.M.

Here are some things that you might not know about Daylight Saving Time, according to the History Channel.

  1. The earliest mention of changing the clocks was in 1784, but it didn’t happen until the early 1900s.

It has been said that Benjamin Franklin was the first to coin the idea of Daylight Saving Time, but his idea was merely for the sake of changing sleep schedules and not actually “saving daylight.” The actual time change wasn’t implemented until the early 1900s during World War I. It was thought to be an electricity conservation plan with economic benefits, although there isn’t much evidence showing these benefits.

2. Farmers opposed it more than anyone else.

Many people believe that Daylight Saving Time was a major benefit for farmers, but this is far from the truth. If any group of individuals opposed the time change more, it was farmers. The sudden change in time messed with the entire day for the farmers and their field hands. Since the time changed, but their schedules didn’t, they had to wait longer for the sun to come up and the workers still left at the same time for dinner. In reality, less work was being done during the day and that disrupted everything. The only businesses that benefit from Daylight Saving Time are urban ones, rather than rural.

3. Not everyone implements the time change

While it is implemented in about 70 different countries around the world, not everyone will move their clocks back or forward. In the United States, both Hawaii and Arizona keep their clocks right where they are. In addition, several U.S. territories also choose to not implement the change. For those countries closer to the equator, there is less of a reason to deviate from normal time due to the minimal change in the amount of daylight they receive.

Do you think that Daylight Saving Time hurts or helps us?

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