A History Of Daylight Saving Time..Why Do We Still Do It?
This weekend we have to set the clocks back an hour.
Back in 1784 Benjamin Franklin had an idea to save candles by waking up earlier in the day to get things done during daylight. It is said he proposed a tax on window shutters and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons early in the morning. This was over 200 years ago. Before electricity.There have been multiple studies on health benefits, electricity usage, and even crime rates. All inconclusive. In other words, Daylight Saving Time does nothing in 2016 except make it dark earlier. For some reason we still practice DST. I for one think it's totally unnecessary. What's the point? Why do we still need to observe daylight saving time? Do I have to move to Hawaii or Arizona so I don't have to deal with it getting dark at 4:30?