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Daylight Saving Time Myths and Facts  

sexyldy1000 59F  
7258 posts
10/31/2020 11:04 am
Daylight Saving Time Myths and Facts

Don’t forget t.o turn your clocks back at two a.m. tomorrow morning.

If Daylight Saving Time is observed in your area, here are some common myths about it that you may not be aware of:

Myth: It’s Called “Daylight Savings Time”
The Real Story: In North America and Australia, the convention of setting our clocks ahead one hour in the spring and behind one hour in the fall is properly known as “Daylight Saving Time.” For whatever reason, people have developed a habit of referring to it conversationally as “Savings Time,” plural. Britons refer to DST as “Summer Time,” while in Italy, the practice is called “Ora Legale.”

Myth: Benjamin Franklin Invented Daylight Saving Time
The Real Story: Thanks to An Economical Project, a satirical essay Franklin wrote in 84 urging Parisians adopt an earlier sleeping schedule, Franklin is often credited with “inventing” daylight saving time. Actually, that honour belongs William Willett, a British builder. While an early morning horseback ride the outskirts of London in 1905, Willett theorized that if the United Kingdom moved its clocks forward by 80 minutes between April and October, Britons would be able to enjoy more sunlight. Willett spent much of his own personal fortune trying to persuade the British Parliament to embrace the idea, but he died in 19 without seeing his dream come fruition.

Myth: Germans Were the First T.0 Embrace Daylight Saving Time
The Real Story: Germany adopted daylight saving time (DST) in 19 conserve energy during World War I. However, certain regions of Canada were already following DST as early as 1908. On July 1 of that year, residents of Port Arthur in Ontario—what is now Thunder Bay—were the first in the world t.o turn their clocks forward by one hour. The German Empire may have popularized daylight saving time, but Canadians beat them t.o the punch.

Myth: Daylight Saving Time is Observed Everywhere
The Real Story: Countries along or below the equator, don’t implement time shifts since daylight hours rarely change from season to season. Much of Asia and Africa opt-out of DST as well, as does Iceland and parts of Australia. Even though Antarctica has no daylight in the winter and 24-hour daylight in the summer, research crews living in the area observe DST t.o communicate with their home bases.

Myth: Daylight Saving Time Makes Us Healthy
The Real Story: More sunlight may mean more vitamin D, but numerous studies have also linked daylight saving time to a rise in road accidents and health problems. A 2008 Swedish study in the New England Journal of Medicine —based on information collected over a 20-year period—found a higher incidence of heart attacks in the first weekdays after clocks move forward and fall back. Changes in circadian rhythm, too, can trigger cluster headaches and lead to days or weeks of discomfort.

Myth: Daylight Saving Time Helps Farmers
The Real Story: When the United States passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966, it gave rise to the myth that the extra daylight would give farmers more time to harvest their produce in the morning. In reality, it has the opposite effect, and farmers tend to have been the loudest critics of DST over the past several decades.




Do you have trouble adjusting to the time change? Is there a difference when losing an hour vs gaining an hour?

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
10/31/2020 11:10 am

I don't wait till exactly two o'clock in the morning to change my clocks. Whatever time I decide to go to bed, that's when I change them. My dog always has trouble adjusting to the time change.

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takeout42 65M  
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10/31/2020 11:11 am

OMG! Glad to see you back, we've missed you! Always interesting, stay safe my friend


pocogato12 68F  
35554 posts
10/31/2020 1:31 pm

I love myth busters. Thank you. I hate the change in the fall and I am not a farmer. Hope you are well and safe

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ULIXBIG 66M
8641 posts
10/31/2020 1:43 pm

Good info. I remember growing up WITHOUT Daylight Saving Time / Summer Time and then seeing it reintroduced. Only later did I learn that this was not something new.
I never saw any point in it other than disrupting train timetables and life rhythms.
I think it's just another tool of telling people what to do and controlling them,


jajo696 65F
2705 posts
10/31/2020 2:02 pm

I have odd sleeping patterns anyway.....so this change just adds to that. Eventually , my internal clock adjusts. I def like this time of the switch better because i leave so early in the morning, and now it will be lighter out. Also...i gain an hour of lounging...since im not really sleeping.

In the Spring...i like that they days become longer.....but DONT like having to get my arse in gear earlier that my internal clock says so....lol.

Stay Safe ~~


Tmptrzz 58F
88927 posts
10/31/2020 2:14 pm

What great information about Daylight Savings Time. I learned some things that I didn't know. I don't like turning the clocks ahead as it seems we have more months of that now and only four months of falling back.

Thanks for sharing and reminding us to fall back to night. I hope you have a fun filled Halloween..

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Paulxx001 63M  
17148 posts
10/31/2020 2:29 pm

I heard Ontario was planning on skipping this tradition this year?
I'd love to just keep it time static.
Imagine the blackness tomorrow.
Ugh... 😊


lok4fun500 110M  
48202 posts
10/31/2020 2:44 pm

The only trouble I have is setting 10 clocks (2 in the vehicles)




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justaguyinalaska 54M  
775 posts
10/31/2020 3:19 pm

In Anchorage, we currently lose almost six minutes each day in total daylight (more in our northern communities). We *bottom-out* and start regaining sunlight on Winter Solstice. Consequently, whatever impacts changing clocks have upon our circadian rhythms and business-of-life stuff will be moot by the time the final ballots are counted in a week or so. The Spring adjustment is equally irrelevant.

We view DST as a quaint Lower-48 custom.


Lickurpussy9911 38M  
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10/31/2020 3:35 pm

this was actually very interesting


MyBaffies 51M
4452 posts
10/31/2020 3:37 pm

I never understood why they called it "Saving" time. The clock change doesn't alter the number of daylight hours in the day, merely shifting it to earlier in the morning and having an earlier sunset.

There's regular calls in the UK to scrap it entirely so that we are either on BST all year. Which would mean it wouldn't get light in the very far north until about 10am.

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resant78 42M  
2844 posts
10/31/2020 7:04 pm

Even though it's only an hour I have trouble adjusting in the Spring.

During the Fall I gladly welcome the extra hour in bed.
When I lived in Phoenix, AZ I found out they don't change the time.


Solfan55 65M  
467 posts
11/1/2020 6:47 am

The hour gained in the fall is lost due to the dog's struggle with time changes. Perhaps some day I'll get to sleep in.


sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 7:46 am

    Quoting takeout42:
    OMG! Glad to see you back, we've missed you! Always interesting, stay safe my friend
Aw, gee thanks. It's always nice to be missed. Was time to 'shake out the cobwebs' so to speak and start posting again. And of course, the only smart choice is to keep safe.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 7:47 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I love myth busters. Thank you. I hate the change in the fall and I am not a farmer. Hope you are well and safe
Well, you know I like to post a variety of items, including informational and trivia. Definitely keeping safe...it's the only way to be. Thanks for stopping by.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 7:48 am

    Quoting ULIXBIG:
    Good info. I remember growing up WITHOUT Daylight Saving Time / Summer Time and then seeing it reintroduced. Only later did I learn that this was not something new.
    I never saw any point in it other than disrupting train timetables and life rhythms.
    I think it's just another tool of telling people what to do and controlling them,
You do offer an interesting perspective that I know others share. Thanks for stopping by.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 7:52 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    I have odd sleeping patterns anyway.....so this change just adds to that. Eventually , my internal clock adjusts. I def like this time of the switch better because i leave so early in the morning, and now it will be lighter out. Also...i gain an hour of lounging...since im not really sleeping.

    In the Spring...i like that they days become longer.....but DONT like having to get my arse in gear earlier that my internal clock says so....lol.

    Stay Safe ~~
Isn't it amazing how our internal clocks eventually adust? When I was working full time, I hated leaving for work when it was pitch black out and facing the same thing when it was time to come home. With the way the offices were designed, wouldn't see any daylight unless I made a point of stepping out for lunch. Thanks for stopping by. Keep safe also!

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 7:54 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    What great information about Daylight Savings Time. I learned some things that I didn't know. I don't like turning the clocks ahead as it seems we have more months of that now and only four months of falling back.

    Thanks for sharing and reminding us to fall back to night. I hope you have a fun filled Halloween..
You know me, I like to share information. It had been too long since I posted so it was time to get back to doing so. Halloween here was a non-event. Trick or treaters were discouraged from going out so those with children found alternative ways to celebrate. Thanks for stopping by.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊
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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 7:56 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I heard Ontario was planning on skipping this tradition this year?
    I'd love to just keep it time static.
    Imagine the blackness tomorrow.
    Ugh... 😊
There were some suggestions that we wouldn't adopt DST but those didn't get approved. Changed all my clocks before I went to bed - didn't wait till two in the morning to do so. Be safe!

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊
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Kalbi54 65M
1273 posts
11/1/2020 7:59 am

Living in San Francisco, I dreaded "Spring Forward". It always took a few days to get my body clock in sync.


sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:00 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    The only trouble I have is setting 10 clocks (2 in the vehicles)
Wow! That's a heck of a lot of clocks! Imagine if you operated a clock store? I like how the computer and tv are 'magically' reset lol.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:01 am

    Quoting  :

Not everyone thinks DST is 'great'.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:03 am

    Quoting justaguyinalaska:
    In Anchorage, we currently lose almost six minutes each day in total daylight (more in our northern communities). We *bottom-out* and start regaining sunlight on Winter Solstice. Consequently, whatever impacts changing clocks have upon our circadian rhythms and business-of-life stuff will be moot by the time the final ballots are counted in a week or so. The Spring adjustment is equally irrelevant.

    We view DST as a quaint Lower-48 custom.
Trust your state to have an interesting and different view of DST. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your perspective.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊
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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:04 am

Thanks. I intended it to be interesting and to provide information that some may not have been aware of.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:06 am

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    I never understood why they called it "Saving" time. The clock change doesn't alter the number of daylight hours in the day, merely shifting it to earlier in the morning and having an earlier sunset.

    There's regular calls in the UK to scrap it entirely so that we are either on BST all year. Which would mean it wouldn't get light in the very far north until about 10am.
In my province, there have also been discussions to stay on standard time year-round. Thanks for stopping by and sharing what's happening in the U.K.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊
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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:08 am

    Quoting resant78:
    Even though it's only an hour I have trouble adjusting in the Spring.

    During the Fall I gladly welcome the extra hour in bed.
    When I lived in Phoenix, AZ I found out they don't change the time.
It is interesting that DST isn't universal across the U.S. That is also true here in Canada. I think many have more trouble losing the hour also. Thanks for stopping by.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 8:09 am

    Quoting Solfan55:
    The hour gained in the fall is lost due to the dog's struggle with time changes. Perhaps some day I'll get to sleep in.
When you have dogs, they often set our schedules more than we do. Mine was up 'early' today but patiently waited until her 'usual' time to go out.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊
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trixietrixster 53F  
2518 posts
11/1/2020 8:21 am

Good to see a post from from, petty lady ... debunking myths is awesomeness - thank you for this one! Had no idea regarding some of the info! Hope the weekend is going well for you ...

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 10:40 am

    Quoting Kalbi54:
    Living in San Francisco, I dreaded "Spring Forward". It always took a few days to get my body clock in sync.
That’s the one that seems to affect people the most. I know you don’t have to worry about it in Hawaii. Thanks for stopping by.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/1/2020 10:43 am

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    Good to see a post from from, petty lady ... debunking myths is awesomeness - thank you for this one! Had no idea regarding some of the info! Hope the weekend is going well for you ...
It was time to end my break from posting. Myth busting can be interesting and fun. Glad you learned some new things. Keep safe!

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lickeyzsplit 58M  
987 posts
11/2/2020 4:57 am

Nice to see you back ! I hate DST screws my internal clock right up ! How ever many hours of daylight cannot be changed so weather it is light earlier or later in the day dosent change anything !! Just a stupid idea with no purpose ! Our society functions 24 hours a day 7 days a week DST is just an annoyance !


sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/2/2020 6:01 am

    Quoting lickeyzsplit:
    Nice to see you back ! I hate DST screws my internal clock right up ! How ever many hours of daylight cannot be changed so weather it is light earlier or later in the day dosent change anything !! Just a stupid idea with no purpose ! Our society functions 24 hours a day 7 days a week DST is just an annoyance !
Nice to be posting again, thank you 🙏. DST doesn’t bother me much. When I was working full-time, I hated going to and coming back from work in the dark! And it’s true, so much now operates 24/7. Thanks for stopping by.

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coolpoolguy3 54M
2961 posts
11/4/2020 9:27 am

I sometimes have trouble sleeping anyway so the time change isn't that big of an issue. It used to bother me more when I worked shifts. Saskatchewan opted out of the time change thing a while back and it hasn't seemed to impact them negatively.


sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/4/2020 1:24 pm

    Quoting coolpoolguy3:
    I sometimes have trouble sleeping anyway so the time change isn't that big of an issue. It used to bother me more when I worked shifts. Saskatchewan opted out of the time change thing a while back and it hasn't seemed to impact them negatively.
It doesn't really bother me either other than the days are seeming longer even though it gets dark much earlier. I did know that not all of Canada follows DST. There's still talk about whether Ontario will continue to do so. Thanks for stopping by.

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Kcada79 41M
23 posts
11/6/2020 4:03 pm

First off, thanks for reminding everyone that it’s saving...not savings. That really shouldn’t bother me....but it does. Second, great myth busting! Keep it coming!


sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/6/2020 6:29 pm

    Quoting Kcada79:
    First off, thanks for reminding everyone that it’s saving...not savings. That really shouldn’t bother me....but it does. Second, great myth busting! Keep it coming!
It is a subtle but important difference. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by. Perhaps you will do so again 😊.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/7/2020 9:32 am

    Quoting  :

The information or the time change 🤔?

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sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/10/2020 12:38 pm

    Quoting stevenjamison207:
    Hi! What a great topic that I have a lot of interest and experience in these days. I hope to learn and chat more about it with you. Please reach out to me and let's meet locally, but travel with right situation.
Really? Looks like you use the same lines no matter what a post is about with all the female bloggers. I am not local to you, heck not even in the same country and certainly not interested in meeting.

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p1947q 73M  
66 posts
11/10/2020 6:03 pm

Been missing your posts - Welcome back, and thanks for these


sexyldy1000 59F  
7072 posts
11/10/2020 6:53 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    Been missing your posts - Welcome back, and thanks for these
Thank you 🙏. It’s always nice to be missed. I needed to take a break and it felt good to post again. Keep safe!

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