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It's that time of year Once Again-To Spring Forward

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Spring Forward
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..

Home Safety

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.

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  1. tsgal's Avatar
    Great information JoAnn. My clocks are changed, most of them do it automatically. Thanks for the reminder.
  2. Tarrien's Avatar
    I ended up being one of the only people at work who remembered today. I've heard that some other state doesn't observe it, I want to say its Indiana but I'm not too sure...
  3. JoAnn's Avatar
    I want to say its Indiana but I'm not too sure
    I heard that somewhere too Tarrien. Believe it had something to do with their farming..