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10 Facts About Daylight Saving Time

Here are a few things you probably didn't know about Daylight Saving Time

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    Officially, it's "daylight saving time," not "daylight savings time." Although there's no "s" a lot of people still think there is.
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    The first American to fight for daylight saving was Ben Franklin. He realized in 1784 that many people burned candles at night then slept past dawn in the summer, wasting early-morning sunlight.
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    A lot of countries observe DST, but not all of them on the same day. As you can imagine this can create confusion for international travelers, business communications, etc.
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    Apparently the loss of an hour of sleep has been known to cause a spike in heart attacks. The number of heart attacks jump the week after DST.
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    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was signed into law by President George W. Bush. This Act extended the length of DST by four weeks!
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    Research has found that DST reduces lethal car crashes and pedestrian strikes! So, we drive better in the daylight? That makes sense!
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    Although it was originally thought to save energy, experts now disagree on whether DST still saves the nation energy.
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    DST can have mixed effects on people's sleeping patters. Night owls tend to be more bothered by our time changes than those that like mornings.
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    Two states don't observe DST. Hawaii is one of them...
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    Arizona is the other
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