What Time Is It? Daylight Saving Time Ends, Sends America Scrambling

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Daylight Savings Time came to an abrupt, dramatic conclusion and took America by storm early Sunday, prompting millions of people to ask, "What Time Is It?"

Seriously. "Time" is a Trending topic on search engines right now, and not due to a sudden spike in interest regarding the iconic weekly news magazine.

"Daylight Savings Time," "What Time is It?" and "Local Time" are also popular choices. Chaos. It is bedlam out there in America, people. So what happened?

Daylight Savings Time: Fall Back!

It's complex, but we'll break it down for you real quick here:

Early this morning, for the first time since November 2012, U.S. residents (sans Arizona lucky) were required to move their clocks backward one hour.

Just jaw-dropping, unprecedented stuff, we know.

With that in mind, THG has provided a helpful End of Daylight Saving Time visual aid (above) to help you navigate this and keep your anxiety at bay.

You got this, people. We believe. Make us proud.

Follow the jump for more DST fun facts ...

  1. The concept of Daylight Saving Time dates way back to 1895.
  2. The idea - advancing clocks during lighter months so evenings have more daylight and mornings have less - has been praised and criticized.
  3. Historically, retailing, sports and tourism interests have favored daylight saving, while agricultural and other interests have been opposed to it.
  4. DST's initial adoption was prompted by energy crises and war.
  5. It was recently extended across the U.S. to save energy use.
  6. Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico do not observe it. Lucky.
  7. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9. You may begin planning accordingly ... or just forget and panic all over again that morning.
  8. If you can't figure out how to change the effing clock in your car, don't worry. Just make a mental (or Post-It) note that it's an hour fast until 3/9.

The more you know.

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Soul music and chicken . Watermelon and 40's... When I was changing my clock ibwas busting a move with my homegirl of Jewish faith . She smells like butterscotch and virgins

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Soul music and chicken . Watermelon and 40's... When I was changing my clock ibwas busting a move with my homegirl of Jewish faith . She smells like butterscotch and virgins

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Soul music and chicken . Watermelon and 40's... When I was changing my clock ibwas busting a move with my homegirl of Jewish faith . She smells like butterscotch and virgins

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@sims What the fuck are u talkin about. Go back in your hole

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@ @sims

Bite me

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see no evil, hear no evil.

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You are a moron

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A fuck up? No! When the guy you voted for stands there on a number of occasions and tells a BALD FACE LIE by saying "If you like your coverage you can keep it" - if you voted for this idiot- THAT'S A FUCK UP! I wish we could turn back time- anytime five years ago would be fine!

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A fuck up? No! When the guy you voted for stands there on a number of occasions and tells a BALD FACE LIE by saying "If you like your coverage you can keep it" - if you voted for this idiot- THAT'S A FUCK UP! I wish we could turn back time- anytime five years ago would be fine!

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in your example picture, you show someone moving the minute hand 5 mins back so thats completely wrong. you went on and on talking about how people get confused and then you fucked it up. so way to go.

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Yeah, the time change had me... "scrambling"... It was so disorienting I woke up this morning at 2am to punch the dog and pee in my neighbor's flower beds. The sudden and abrupt change sends the entire nation into an unparalleled frenzy every year... And every year, great journalists like this give this story the time and attention it... deserves...

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