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Time to spring forward an hour & win a $10 Amazon GC

Well the time is finally here to lose one hour of our beauty sleep!  Daylight Savings Time takes effect in Europe 2 a.m. Sunday, March 25. So if you live in Europe like I do make sure you turn your clocks forward one hour.

There are lots of neat facts have this Daylight savings time and lots of conterminous disagreements!  So to learn more about this I have a quiz for you.  Leave one answer per comment.  I will be randomly selecting one winner by Random.org.

One winner will get a $10 gift card to Amazon.com!

 While some of you might think the easiest way it to copy someone else’s answer, I wouldn’t they might wrong!

1. Name one country that does not follow Daylight Saving Time?

2. Name one USA state that does not follow Daylight Saving Time?

3. As of Feb. 2011 what country no longer follows Daylight Saving Time?

4. Why do we have Daylight Savings Time?

5. In what year was Daylight Saving Time first done?

6. What two cities that a split by a river in the USA had two different times because one did not want to implement Daylight Saving Time? (They have the same time now!)

7.  Is it possible for a #2 child born in a set of twins by their mother to have on legal paperwork stating they there where the 1st born child instead and the 1st baby born is now the 2nd child born?

8. Here is an easy entry..”like” my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/neveradulldayinpoland

9. And another easy entry..follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/neveradulldayPo

Post your entries until March 31st 12 noon(CET).

Good Luck!

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58 thoughts on “Time to spring forward an hour & win a $10 Amazon GC

  1. Russia doesnt use DST

  2. Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela do not follow daylight savings

  3. Russia was the country that ended daylight savings in Feb, 2011. However, They still added an hour that same March (it was the last DST was used there)

  4. #2. I believe it’s Arizona!

  5. dawkinscj

    Japan does not use DST.

  6. dawkinscj

    Arizona does not use DST.

  7. dawkinscj

    as of Feb 2011 Russian is staying on DST year round.

  8. weidknecht

    Arizona and Hawaii don’t use DST. I don’t know about other countries.

  9. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving.

  10. dawkinscj

    We have DST to make better use of daylight.

  11. I know AZ doesn’t change times, we just moved from there… like the others above me, I think it’s Russia is the country that stopped…
    As a kid in school we were told they do this so we don’t walk to/from school in the dark and it’s a better use for daylight, not sure if that’s the ‘official’ reason however =)
    I believe the 2 cities split by the river are 1 in Indiana (can’t recall the name) and 1 Illinois (can’t recall the name) growing up in the Chicago ‘burbs it was always fun to ‘time hop!! =)

  12. dawkinscj

    April 30, 1916 11:00 pm both Germany and Austria began saving daylight by moving the clock up one hour, and decrease an hour in October. Thus US started DST March 31, 1918.

  13. dawkinscj

    Minneapolis and St. Paul are the two cities

  14. Debra Getsinger

    1. China

  15. Debra Getsinger

    2. Arizona

  16. Debra Getsinger

    3. Russia

  17. Debra Getsinger

    4. Make better use of daylight.

  18. Debra Getsinger

    5. Germany and Austria began daylight savings time on April 30, 1916 at 11:00pm.

  19. Debra Getsinger

    6. Minneapolis-St. Paul

  20. Debra Getsinger

    7. No

  21. Debra Getsinger

    I like you on facebook.

  22. Debra Getsinger

    I follow you on twitter.

  23. Most areas of Asia and Africa do not use daylight savings time.

  24. Hawaii does not use DST.

  25. As of Feb 2011 Russia no longer uses DST.

  26. We have DST to to increase evening daytime hours for outdoor leisure activities and to save on energy consumption.

  27. Germany & Austria started using DST in 1916.

  28. Minneapolis and St. Paul were separated by the Mississippi River and in the 1960’s Minneapolis was one hour ahead of St. Paul.

  29. Yes it is possible for twins to have their birth order changed due to DST.

  30. I like you on Facebook.

  31. I follow you on Twitter @MsAngelasFinds

  32. #2-Arizona doesn’t use daylight savings time!

  33. clarindaolenslager

    Follow on twitter.

  34. clarindaolenslager

    Like on FB

  35. clarindaolenslager

    #2 is Arizona

  36. clarindaolenslager

    7. Yes traveling over the international dateline while giving birth from Kiritimati to Honolulu. Twin 1 would be born in KIRITIMATI at 8am on 3/23. Twin 2 would be born in HONOLULU at 8:30-9am on 3/22. Or any of the other islands near the IDL.
    See this for details. http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/
    You would have to give birth on airplane. So according to the birth certificate baby 2 would be born first.

  37. dawkinscj

    “While twins born at 11:55 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. may have different birthdays, Daylight Saving Time can change birth order — on paper, anyway. During the time change in the fall, one baby could be born at 1:55 a.m. and the sibling born ten minutes later, at 1:05 a.m. In the spring, there is a gap when no babies are born at all: from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.” according to: http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/k.html

  38. 1. Name one country that does not follow Daylight Saving Time?
    Iceland

  39. 2. Name one USA state that does not follow Daylight Saving Time?
    Hawaii

  40. 4. Why do we have Daylight Savings Time?
    It is implemented to help the ones who use it to get more sunlight.

  41. 5. In what year was Daylight Saving Time first done?
    During the first World War

  42. 7. Is it possible for a #2 child born in a set of twins by their mother to have on legal paperwork stating they there where the 1st born child instead and the 1st baby born is now the 2nd child born?

    It may be possible during a time change

  43. 8. Here is an easy entry..”like” my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/neveradulldayinpoland
    I have!

  44. Christy Ann

    1. Russia

  45. Christy Ann

    2. Arizona

  46. Christy Ann

    3. Russia

  47. Christy Ann

    4. To increase the number of productive daylight hours, make better use of daylight, and conserve energy and costs associated with energy.

  48. Christy Ann

    5. 1916

  49. Christy Ann

    6. Minneapolis & St. Paul

  50. Christy Ann

    7. Yes

  51. Christy Ann

    8. Liked your Facebook page.

  52. Christy Ann

    9. Follow you on Twitter as @babybraddy.

  53. 1. South Africa does not observe DST

  54. 2. Arizona. (Indiana also used to not follow it, until just a few years ago when they changed.)

  55. 4. It is supposed to help make better use of the extra daylight that happens during the summer time. This is supposed to give extra light during the after-work hours and also to save electricity.

  56. 5. DST was first suggested by Ben Franklin in 1784, but the “modern” version wasn’t suggested until 1895. On Apirl 30, 1916 DST was first implemented in Europe.

  57. 7. yes it it. Child #1 is born at 1:59 AM . Then DST ends before Child #2 is born. Anytime in the next hour, if Child #2 is born, then it shows it as being between 1 AM and 1:59 AM.

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