Monday, March 11, 2013

Times Artz

Since we have now implemented Daylight Saving Time let’s see exactly what it is.

DST – Moving the clocks forward one hour in the spring to make better use of the available daylight. Throughout history adjustments of 20, 30, 40 minutes have occurred. Two hour adjustments were made during the 1940s.  From 3 February 1942 until 30 September 1945 most of the United States stayed on DST; it was referred to as War Time.

DST is a benefit to the tourism industry allowing more time for tourists to participate in outdoor activity. It saves energy by limiting the amount of time artificial light is needed.  

Benjamin Franklin suggested Daylight Saving Time in1784. George Vernon Hudson from New Zealand suggested it in 1895. 

William Willet of England again suggested it in 1905.

 In 1908 the House of Commons reviewed Mr. Willet’s proposal.  In 1916 at the onset of World War one Daylight Saving Time was adopted and implanted by several European countries.

This week we will take a look at Time as art.

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Didn't everyone watch Alice in Wonderland last night?

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