Spring forward! Daylight savings time commences Sunday at 3am. So spring your clocks forward one hour tonight!

Daylight saving time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. So says Wikipedia, who don’t realize how far away summer feels right now, and how meagre this new addition of sunlight seems. And yet, we still spring forward those clocks, before bedtime on Saturday night.

Apparently, this whole practice began as an energy conservation trick during World War 1. An extra hour of natural light in the evening, means less electricity used. Supposedly.

What it does mean is spring is near!

And it’s a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.

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