- Officially, it's "daylight saving time," not "daylight savings time."
- Transitions into and out of DST can disturb people's sleeping patterns.
- When daylight saving time ends in the fall, heart attacks briefly become less frequent than usual.
- A study concluded that observing DST year-round would annually prevent about 195 deaths of motor vehicle occupants and about 171 pedestrian fatalities.
- Many other countries observe daylight saving time, but not all do so on the same day. That can create confusion for international travelers and business communications.
- Daylight saving time was first used during World War I, as part of an effort in the United States and other warring countries to conserve fuel.
- The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin.
H/T Kansas Bob