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5 November 2:00 am
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Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.

And yes, the official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time.  We tend to put the S at the end of SavingS because it flows better.

And who, might you ask, originally thought of the idea of Daylight Saving Time?  Benjamin Franklin!  He wrote a humorous paper entitled, An Economical Project,  on the thrift of natural light vs. artificial light.  In addition to changing the clocks, he suggested, “Every morning as soon as the sun shall rise, church bells and, if necessary, cannons shall inform the citizenry of the advent of light and awaken the sluggards effectually and make them open their eyes…”

Sounds like he knew a teenager!

Remember, fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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