Fun Daylight Saving Time facts for the weekend

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Your guides recognize that there are endless outlets reminding readers to set their clocks forward one hour Saturday night, but couldn’t resist the opportunity for a few fun daylight saving facts.

All of China is on the same time zone. Whatever time it is in Beijing, that’s what time it is everywhere in China. Even 2,000 miles west, where dawn occurs near mid-day.

Here in Chicago it seems everyone prefers going ON Daylight Saving time affording afternoon and evening daylight. I’m certainly looking forward to daylight that lasts through 6:00, and even later as the season progresses.

In 2007, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez set an independent time zone for Venezuela. The entire country runs 30 minutes behind the Eastern Americas time zone. He told reporters that he doesn’t care if people think he is crazy. The new time zone is supposed to give extra daylight time to school children.

Arizona does not follow Daylight Saving Time. They stay on Mountain Time, but don’t spring forward in Spring. Oh, except for the Navajo Nation Community of Arizona, which DOES follow Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time causes a 5% reduction in crashes fatal to pedestrians, so for the next 4 months, it’s officially 5% more dangerous for you to cross the road without looking both ways

Final tip: It is NOT Daylight Savings time–there’s no “s” after Saving. It’s Daylight Saving Time, singular.