“Daylight Savings Time was first enacted as an energy-saving measure during World War I — on the idea that moving forward an hour meant one fewer evening hour during which electric lights were needed— it was so unpopular that Congress immediately repealed it after the war.
What followed was a time of chaos, when municipalities were free to set clocks according to their preferences. (Imagine cities in the same states setting their own time, it happened, it was wack.)
It took another war to standardize the time again, in 1942 the clocks across the country were set ahead an hour for the duration of World War II. After the war Congress called for year-round Daylight Saving Time, again with the goal of conserving energy.” And this time it stuck. (via Time)
Links to get you through Friday
Take a minute to drool over the best chef’s tables in America
If You Give Dude a Kale Chip (this version might be better than the original)
This makes me want to call Sheldon Cooper and ask a few questions #MindBlown
The story of 31 rolls of undeveloped film from World War II
23 make ahead lunches to spice up the work week
When Your Punctuation Says It All (!) (Sally this one is for you)
These ice caves on Lake Superior are open and they look amazing
3 steps to a perfectly folded fitted sheet, don’t panic there is a video (praise hand emoji from all neat freaks)
P.S. not all countries use Daylight Savings Time
P.P.S. This time last year we were here, take me back!