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Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings time is coming up fast on Sunday March 12th. Every year we always do it but why? We lose an hour of sleep, and don't forget we always have to change all of our clocks, stoves, microwaves, and any other appliance that might tell the time. We do it because back in the 1960's it affected our methods of travel; which is why the U.S. department of Transportation is in charge of when. Then in 2007 the government expanded it to cut down on energy, so now it's from 2:00 am on the 2nd Sunday in March to 2:00 am on the 1st Sunday in November. Now lets talk about some fun facts, because who doesn't love fun facts. Benjamin Franklin didn't invent it but he suggested his fellow "countrymen" work during the day and sleep at night so they save more money on candles. Most people believe that it was implemented for farmers; yet most farmers oppose it because dairy farmers have to milk cows at the same time every day because that's when the cows expect it. Germany was also the first country to ever implement daylight savings time.

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