Springing ahead (even though it is not quite spring yet), was an idea that was first used in Germany during WWI to try and save energy. I wonder how effective it was at that time? I did not know this information myself but did some research and read an article put out by CBC news. It discusses 6 eye opening facts about Daylight Saving time. http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/daylight-saving-time
It is an interesting article which discusses how the incidence of heart attacks increases when we jump ahead, how accident fatalities on the road increases and how it poses problems for those with sleep disorders. There are some provinces and countries that do not follow this practice, as well as some people who refuse to follow the changing of time. My Grandpa was one of these people. It caused a bit of confusion for me when I would visit and stay over.
We eventually gain the hour back in the fall, which most people I know look forward to. I wonder in the end if the losing and gaining of an hour is worth it?
Thought of the day: Can you cry underwater?
Quote of the day: Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin (writer, inventor, scientist)