16 facts you did not know about daylight savings time
NEW YORK — The most popular belief that farmers pushed for the change to daylight hours is false, they hate it because it disrupts their schedule and they already make the most of the daylight by waking up early.
It was actually businesses that lobbied to move the clocks forward because they estimated it would earn them billions more in revenue. Financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed over a dozen studies, news reports, historical articles on DST origins, and the controversies around it to compile a list of 16 lesser-known facts about daylight saving time. Click HERE to read 24/7’s full story.
Daylight saving time is more complicated than just remembering when it starts (beginning of March) and when it ends (first week of November). 24/7 Wall St. found that daylight saving time can lead to severe depression, fatal pedestrian accidents and increased energy consumption, the opposite of its original intention.
16 Lesser-Known Facts About Daylight Saving Time
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