Sunday, March 14, 2010

Running a bit behind this morning?

Spring will be sprung in a few days and as part of the annual changing of the seasons ritual, time moved forward on Sunday morning.

For those that forgot, the time changed with the moving ahead of the clocks by one hour early this morning.

The traditional jump forward takes place at 2 am, though most usually set their clocks ahead when they head for bed.

The original reason for the change in time was in the aid of war production in 1918, and much like that other temporary war movement income tax, the idea became a permanent one over the years. Recently the date of the change has moved by a couple of weeks as well.

While you check the clocks and fire detectors around the house, a little light reading on the nature of this leap in time..

Vancouver Sun-- Spring forward: Change clocks as daylight saving arrives
Globe and Mail-- Remember, your clocks spring forward
Christian Science Monitor-- Daylight Saving Time: Remind me again why we 'spring forward'?
Christian Science Monitor-- Wait! Daylight Saving Time will cost me money?
Huffington Post-- Daylight Saving: Beat the Clock
The Columbian-- Spring forward, and stop whining
Central Florida News-- How Your Biological Clock Deals With Daylight Saving Time
North Time change tempest
ABC30-- Daylight savings time increases heart attack risk
Consumer Reports-- The tick-tock on the time change

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