How do you Plan to Spend Your Extra Hour this Weekend?
Time to fall back.
Ahhh. It's time to change the clocks back again and reclaim that hour we lost in the spring.
At 2 a.m. Sunday, the time will shift to 1 a.m. Most people don't set an alarm to get up in the middle of the night to change their clocks, but there is a reason it happens in the wee hours: It provides the least disruption to travel, school, social, church and work schedules; it's early enough that the whole country will be on the new time by the time they wake up in the morning; some bars and taverns will stay open for that extra hour of revelry; and there's no chance the time change will throw us into yesterday. Imagine how confusing that would be.
There is a crazy history behind Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The law was passed in 1918, repealed in 1919, re-instituted in 1942 during World War II and called "war time," left up to the states to take it or leave it from 1945 to 1966, thrown into bitter debate about standardization in the 1960s and taken through several more revisions through the present day.
But people generally like it. No more sending kids off to school in the dark, for one thing.
We found a website that has information on all things DST. The anecdotes are particularly interesting. Did you know, for example, that daylight saving time can cause a switch in birth order and create legal loopholes?
While that's more information than you probably need to know, we'd like to know how you plan to spend your extra hour.