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Monday, March 13, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Is it just me, or did daylight savings time kick everybody else's butt, too? I am happy to have that extra hour of light outside, but losing that hour of sleep and adjusting to the new time will probably take me a couple of days!

I've got some interesting facts for you about daylight savings time in this issue...

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life."

HINT: (1897-1962), was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Each U.S. state and territory is free to ignore daylight savings time, so residents of Arizona (except those on the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other territories didn't move their clocks this past weekend.

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Germany and its allies in World War I were the first countries to adopt daylight saving time as a way to conserve energy for the war effort. Britain, other countries in Europe, Canada and the US followed suit.

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Farmers were among the biggest opposition groups to daylight saving time when it was first proposed in the British Parliament in 1908. They often set their day to the sun, so everyone else moving their schedules forward gave them less time to peddle their wares.

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The origin of daylight saving time is commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who wrote an essay in 1784 about how changing time could save energy.

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Studies show that Americans use the extra hour of daylight to go out and enjoy themselves. Leisure facilities such as golf courses have reported increased business, whereas Nielsen ratings for American TV show as much as a 10-15% drop in the number of viewers watching even the most popular shows.

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Cities once kept their own time and in 1965, there were 130 cities in the US with populations of 100,000 or more and 59 of them did not observe daylight saving time.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

I'm called a man,
But I'll never have a wife.
I was given a body,
But not given life.
They made me a mouth,
But I wasn't given breath.
Water gives body,
And sun gives me death.
What am I?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life."

ANSWER: William Faulkner.

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