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Old 10-30-2005, 12:47 PM   #11
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Benjamin Franklin proposed the idea of daylight savings time to conserve candles.




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edit: OK, so I answered a question that wasn't asked. I read the first post wrong.
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Benjamin Franklin proposed the idea of daylight savings time to conserve candles.




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edit: OK, so I answered a question that wasn't asked. I read the first post wrong.


i believe you...it just cracks me up how you said it!
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:26 PM   #13
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OK, I cheated and looked it up. (is lookng it up cheating?)

Hawaii does not observe DST.

And 2am was chosen because most bars are already closed.

And finally, Red-throated bugle hen.


The last one was the answer to another question you didn't ask, but if it comes up....





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Hawaii does not observe DST.

Correct - on Hawaii because they are so close to the equator that there
days are of equual length.


and NO to the bar rooms closing at 2 am
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Doesn't it have something to do with World War I?...
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Doesn't it have something to do with World War I?...
Yes, the whole daylight saving time thing started around WW1.

But why 2 am?
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Was it a shift change, or the best time to change a certain "official" clock?
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Was it a shift change, or the best time to change a certain "official" clock?

Getting Warm...
there was less activity of something at 2 am ?
and it stopped for an hour to wait for the clock to catch up?
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its the old railroad trains.
that is when the least were running at 2 am. So they would actually stop all trains for an hour to catch up to the clocks.
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And now the US Congress in its infinite wisdom will kick back DST another 4-5 weeks 2007, and FYI in CAN, Saskatchewan does not observe DST.
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