Fun facts of the week 3/7-3/11

By Marissa Vrba, Staff Writer

  1. According to research done  by Finnish scholars in 2006, DST affects the health of people and disturbs their sleeping patters by making them more restless at night.
  2. One of the United States’ founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, conceived the idea of daylight saving in 1784.
  3. Though there is no DST in Antarctica, research stations there observe it in order to be in sync  with their supply stations in New Zealand and Chile.
  4. The American states of Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe DST. U.S. territories like Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam also do not observe DST.
  5. The official term for this phenomenon is “Daylight Saving Time” (DST), and not “Daylight Savings Time”, as searched by many people on Google.