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DST ending – Fall back again!

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on October 28, 2014 1:30PM

If you still haven’t figured out how to reset your car clock for Daylight Saving Time, just wait for Sunday and you’re good.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2.

That means it’s time to fall back – and gain an extra hour of sleep. The twice-yearly time changes also come with reminders to check batteries on smoke detectors.

Some fun facts about DST:

• Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea in 1784, penning an essay titled “An Economical Project.”

• No adjustment is needed in Arizona and Hawaii; they don’t use DST but stay on standard time year-round.

• In Russia, folks are saying nyet to DST for good. BBC News reports that the nation will go to permanent winter time this year, ending an experiment with year-round summer hours because of dissatisfaction with dark mornings. The summer-only schedule began three years ago because officials felt the incessant time changes stressed people and upset cows.


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