Why Do We Fall Back and Spring Forward in IN, KY, and IL?
I have never understood the concept of losing an hour and then gaining it back in the next season. That's probably because I was not alive in 1918.
Why Do We Fall Back and Spring Forward?
The Germans thought it would be a good idea to extend the hours of daylight during the war. They could save on fuel power this way. The United States decided to do the same thing. But, after World War I, it was up to each state.
Trains and Time
The United States decided to put the power of time zones into the hands of the Department of Transportation. They need to be able to regulate them so that trains don't start colliding in chaos.
Standard time is the local time in a country or region when Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not in use.
U.S. Department of Transportation | Daylight Savings Time
When Do We Fall Back?
Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 2:00 AM, we will 'Fall back' one hour.
What Do The Sleep Experts Think?
Experts with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are in full support of adopting a year-round standard time. The video below shows data and answers questions about the health risks of gaining and losing an hour twice every year.
In the grand scheme of things, we really don't gain or lose an hour each year. The Farmers' Almanac shared an old-time joke about it.
Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.
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