Daylight savings time ends Sunday

Don't forget to set your clock back an hour Saturday night.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

This biannual ritual has been around since congress enacted it during world war one.

Here are a few fun facts about daylight savings time:

1. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the creating the idea of daylight savings time in 1784 as a joke to save candles.

2. In 1918 the Standard Time Act was enacted which established time zones and daylight savings time. But in 1919, daylight savings was abolished due to complaints from farmers and wouldn't return until World War II.

3. When daylight savings did come back during World War II it caused mass confusion, and, in one case, caused cities only a few miles apart to run on different clocks.

4. In 1966 congress finally passed the Uniform Time Act telling states they didn't have to comply with daylight savings, but, if they did, the whole state had to comply. This act also allowed congress to establish the dates for the start and end of daylight savings time instead of cities setting their own.

Here's a bonus fact about time:

5. A "jiffy" is a real scientific unit of measurement that is equal to 1/100th of a second.
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