Do you know what time it is?
Daylight saving time began today on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m., which means time sprang forward one hour. Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3.
Make sure you set your clock one hour ahead!
Want to know why daylight saving time started? Here’s a hint, thanks to National Geographic:
Ben Franklin—of "early to bed and early to rise" fame—as apparently the first person to suggest the concept of daylight savings, according to computer scientist David Prerau, author of the book Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time.
While serving as U.S. ambassador to France in Paris, Franklin wrote of being awakened at 6 a.m. and realizing, to his surprise, that the sun would rise far earlier than he usually did. Imagine the resources that might be saved if he and others rose before noon and burned less midnight oil, Franklin, tongue half in cheek, wrote to a newspaper.
"Franklin seriously realized it would be beneficial to make better use of daylight but he didn't really know how to implement it," Prerau said.