The time of year has come, and soon clocks will 'Spring' forward! Daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. USA TODAY


Daylight saving time, it happens every spring like it or not. Here are some things you should know and some facts you can wow your friends with:

1-Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday morning March 11. Remember to move your clock one hour ahead, or if it helps, to "spring forward." Mark it on your calendar to "fall back" eight months from now on Nov. 4.

2-It is daylight saving time and not daylight savings time.

3-Arizona and Hawaii are the two states that don't believe in daylight saving time. Forty percent of the world's countries, or around 70 nations, have daylight saving time. China and Japan aren't two of them, however.

4-Ben Franklin first thought of daylight saving time in the 1700s, but it didn't go anywhere until Germany went to it in 1916 during World War I. The rest of Europe followed, as did the U.S. when it entered the war in 1918.

5-The U.S. put daylight saving away again until World War II, when it was called War Time. After the war, New York City and some other places kept it. Others repealed it. Congress, trying to bring some order to time, made daylight saving permanent in 1966. In 2005, it extended daylight saving from seven to eight months. It now begins on the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.

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6-Daylight saving has more affect on areas closer to the poles and away from the equator. For example, Nome, Alaska, which has 3 hours and 54 minutes of daylight on Dec. 20 and 21 hours and 27 minutes of daylight on June 20 will see the sun rise at 9:33 a.m. March 12 compared to 8:37 a.m. March 10 and the sun set at 8:51 p.m. instead of 7:47 p.m.

7-It might not be true that less electricity is used during daylight saving time as originally thought. Ben Franklin's reasoning was it would cut down on candle use. A 2015 Brookings Institute study found robberies declined in the spring by 27 percent.


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8-If you have a heart condition watch out. The Journal Open Heart says there is a 24 percent increase in heart attacks the Monday after daylight saving time.

9-A bill to let Florida remain on Daylight Saving Time year round is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The House and Senate approved the change.

If Scott signs the “Sunshine Protection Act,” Congress would need to amend existing federal law to allow the change.

Sources: big think, Live Science

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