10 Things You Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

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WAS THIS ALL A JOKE?

It’s well documented that Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to propose daylight saving time, but it’s possible he wasn’t entirely serious. Franklin proposed the idea in a satirical essay.

BING: WHO WAS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S WIFE?

Daylight saving time ended at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov, 2, meaning you got an extra hour of sleep. But what’s the story behind daylight saving time? Here are 10 surprising facts you probably didn’t know.

BAD FOR YOUR HEART?

Losing one hour of sleep by switching to daylight saving time has been linked to increased risk of heart attacks, according to a 2014 study of Michigan hospitals. Admissions to the hospital increased 25 percent the Monday following the spring time change. The same study found that heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year when clocks were set back one hour.

BING: HOW HEART ATTACKS ARE DIFFERENT FOR WOMEN.

 

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Source: MSN

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