It's that time of year Once Again-To Spring Forward
by, 03-07-2009 at 02:40 AM (604 Views)
March 8, 2009
During Daylight Saving Time, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
I usually change all my clocks before going to bed on Saturday. And one of my chores on the eve of Daylight Saving Time is to change my batteries in all my smoke detectors-- such a convenient reminder.
I did some reseach, and found some interesting facts.
Some U.S. areas
For the U.S. and its territories, Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
Daylight Saving Donut
In the U.S., Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time, but the Navajo Nation (parts of which are in three states) does. However, the Hopi Reservation, which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation, doesn’t observe DST. In effect, there is a donut-shaped area of Arizona that does observe DST, but the “hole” in the center does not..
A working smoke detector more than doubles a person's chances of surviving a home fire. More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries.