Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, which means we spring forward and lose an hour of sleep this weekend. Here are some facts about DST.

  • Benjamin Franklin came up with Daylight Saving as a joke and claimed Paris would save 64 million pounds of candle wax if they realigned their clocks.
  • William Willet seriously lobbied for Daylight Saving in 1907 to not waste the sunlight.
  • Daylight Saving Time became law during World War I as a way to reduce coal use for the war effort.
  • America's national Daylight Saving law was repealed after WWII and allowed towns to decide their own time which resulted in chaos.
  • The Uniform Time Act standardized Daylight Saving Time in 1966.
  • Americans spend millions more on golf outings and barbecues during summer because of Daylight Saving.
  • The number of heart attacks that happen after Daylight Saving increase by 24%.
  • Crime rates drop by 10% during Daylight Saving Time.
  • A survey found that 27% of people have been an hour early or late because they didn't change their clocks.

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