NoDak: Don’t Forget To “Fall Back” & Change Your Clocks Saturday
This Saturday Night or Sunday morning technically, we "fall back." in Bismarck Mandan.
It's when we go from Daylight Savings Time back to Standard Time. So, don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour at 2 am. That's right, you're getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend. However, if you're a hunter like myself, it doesn't really seem like it when you're up well before the crack of dawn anyway.
If you are wondering why we switch the clocks at 2 am anyway, there is a method to the madness. According to WebExhibits, the reason 2 am was chosen? That's when the least amount of disruption occurs. Most people are in bed and asleep, most businesses are closed, and when travel is least likely to be affected.
There are two states that never switch from standard time.
Arizona and Hawaii are the only states in the United States that do not observe Daylight Savings Time. Plenty of sunshine in those states, so I guess it's not needed.
Did you know there was a time when the local time was observed by some form of solar time, by a well-known clock in the city? Maybe a church steeple? Back on November 18th, 1883, Standard Time in our 4 times zones was instituted in the U.S. and Canada by the railroads, according to WebEhibits.
There's been a push for several years to only observe Daylight Savings Time in the United States.
There are pros & cons for both Daylight Savings Time and local Standard time. Did you know that Daylight Savings Time was originally invented to save energy? However, a 2008 study said it may actually now be more of an energy waster as we spend more time inside. Heating and airconditioning bills actually tend to go up according to Mental Floss. Daylight Savings time may also be bad for your health by springing forward. It's associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, susceptibility to illness, and depression. I know I tend to be groggy for a week.
I guess it doesn't matter to me, but pick one time and stick with it. At least my clocks would be right all the time, instead of 6 months a year.
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