We're less than a week away from the end of Daylight Savings Times. We fear this change more than a stinky diaper on a 6 month old baby after a jar of strained spinach.

For many of us the "real" switch from the warm days of summer to the cooler days of fall occurs when the time changes. It was Sunday, March 11, when people turned their clocks ahead one hour to push more daylight into the afternoon.

The U.S. implemented Daylight Saving Time on March 19, 1918, with the official reason that setting clocks an hour ahead would save fuel and money. Well, so much for that one. According to a study electricity costs increased 4%. Hmmm.


Do you even know how Daylight Savings Time came about? According to an article on al.com, DST wasn't instituted officially until World War I, when Germany put the plan in place in an effort to conserve fuel. Europe came on board soon after, followed by the U.S. in 1918.

Whether you like the change away from Daylight Savings Time or not, get ready because we change our clocks on November 4. In actuality you'll make that change the night before you head to bed.

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