Fluorolite Plastics daylight saving Fun Facts
Daylight saving time, which begins its annual eight-month run at 2 a.m. Sunday, was first enacted by the federal government March 19, 1918, during World War I, as a way to conserve coal.
Here are some fun facts about daylight saving time you may not have known from Fluorolite Plastics:
  • The correct term is daylight “saving” (not savings) time. The incorrect term “daylight savings time” is commonly used, especially in Australia, Canada and the United States. It’s also supposed to be lowercase, not uppercase, according to the Associated Press stylebook.
  • “Cyberloafing,” or surfing the web for enjoyment during work hours, increases significantly the first Monday after daylight saving time begins in the spring. Researchers attributed this increase to lack of sleep and thus lack of focus and motivation.
  • Contrary to common belief, farmers did not lobby for daylight saving time and even fought against it in 1919. However, they lost against urban retail outlets, such as fast food and tourist companies, who were in favor of the time change.
  • Only two states don’t observe it — Hawaii and Arizona. Other non-observers include American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
  • Globally, about one-quarter of people in approximately 70 countries around the world implement daylight saving time, though different countries change their clocks at different times. The only major industrialized countries that do not observe DST are Japan, India, and China.
  • Daylight saving time doesn’t begin at the stroke of midnight like you might expect it to. Rather, the time change is delayed until most people (hopefully) aren’t awake to notice it. By waiting until two in the morning to give or take an hour, the idea is that most workers with early shifts will still be in bed and most bars and restaurants will already be closed.
This is the day to replace your smoke detector batteries.
And this would be a good day to replace your yellowed, broken or missing light covers
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