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    That's a joke. Animals follow their own internal clock no matter what time humans think it is. I think it came about to give people a better excuse to go out and spend money.


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    Blame good old Ben Franklin. He conceived of the idea while ambassador to France in 1784. But wasn't seriously considered until 1907.
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    Maybe it was here, Parsi?

    https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

    The original idea seems to have been to oblige people to use less artificial lighting and so save fuel towards the war effort of World War I. Interesting that farmers were opposed to it in England:

    Willett’s Daylight Saving plan caught the attention of Member of Parliament, Robert Pearce, who introduced a bill to the House of Commons in February 1908. The first Daylight Saving Bill was drafted in 1909, presented to Parliament several times and examined by a select committee. However, the idea was opposed by many, especially farmers, so the bill was never made into a law.
    I can't imagine that farmers would like the idea. Animals of my acquaintance can't tell time but maybe there are smart animals out there.
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    Sam wears a watch wouldn't you know, and it's set on DST. She said it was created to give cats an extra hour of outdoor activity.
    Roswell was a gift.

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    Sam wears a watch wouldn't you know, and it's set on DST. She said it was created to give cats an extra hour of outdoor activity.
    Well, that settles it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agate View Post
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    Maybe it was here, Parsi?

    https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

    The original idea seems to have been to oblige people to use less artificial lighting and so save fuel towards the war effort of World War I. Interesting that farmers were opposed to it in England:



    I can't imagine that farmers would like the idea. Animals of my acquaintance can't tell time but maybe there are smart animals out there.
    My animal doesn't care, he woke me up at 3:45 am the other day. I wasn't impressed because it was still dark outside.
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