DST: Thank the Golf Lobby for today’s extra hour

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..and thank blame the Barbecue, Baseball, and Candy Lobbies, too!

When daylight saving was first enacted, golf ball sales skyrocketed. One additional month of daylight saving was worth $200 million in added golf clubs sales and greens fees.

The barbecue industry said it was worth $100 million in additional sales of grills and charcoal briquettes.

Before Lighted stadiums made night games standard, the Baseball industry also exerted strong influence for Congress to enact Daylight Saving Time.

In 2005, the candy lobby, successfully lobbied for extending DST from six to eight months, thereby covering Halloween, reasoning that an extra hour of evening light would benefit the juvenile extortion racket (aka: ‘trick-or-treat’) thus positively impact sales.

sources,  Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, and QZ: Daylight Saving Time … by corporate lobbies, not farmers

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REPOST: How Much Daylight does Daylight Savings Time really save us?

groundhogWhile sleeping in this morning (with the extra hour I gained last night) I consider: 

If, at 2:00 AM I set my clock to 1:00 AM, what happens in 60 mins when 2:00 AM rolls back around?
While pondering this Groundhog's day-esque vicious cycle, I invite you to re-read this post about the (un)importance of Daylight Savings Time

This weekend, many of us once again resumed standard time. Wondering if it’s worth it? This Interactive chart will help you apply some personal perspective to the argument for or against Daylight Savings Time.

Click here to view DST Interactive Chart at Quartz.com

DST Interactive

Additional reading..

Cheers!

hɔuᴉnb

How Much Daylight does Daylight Savings Time really save us?

This weekend, many of us once again resumed standard time. Wondering if it’s worth it? This Interactive chart will help you apply some personal perspective to the argument for or against Daylight Savings Time.

Click here to view DST Interactive Chart at Quartz.com

DST InteractiveAdditional reading..

Cheers!

hɔuᴉnb