Many thoughts exist as to why the change is done, such as helping farmers and conserving energy. Not everyone likes this change, with the biggest complaint being that one hour of sleep is lost overnight.
With today's technology, many clocks adjust themselves. But what about mechanical clocks that don't rely on technology? Terry Dewig of Clocks of the World in Evansville says that mechanical clocks should be adjusted using the minute hand - not the hour hand. If you use the hour hand to adjust your clock, it can cause the clock not chime correctly.
Thoughts of missing a few extra winks of sleep Saturday night is in our heads, but so should thoughts of safety while you sleep. This is a perfect time of the year to work on your smoke detectors, says Captain Larry Zuber of the Evansville Fire Department. Changing the batteries in your smoke detector only takes a few minutes. According to Captain Zuber, over 60 percent of fire deaths in homes are due to a smoke detector that did not work.
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