Daylight saving time: 5 things you didn't know

Daylight saving time: 5 things you didn't know

Daylight Saving Time falls on March 26, 2017 which means it's almost time to sacrifice an hour of precious snoozing between the sheets.

Excited? No, us neither.

Of course, we love the results of Daylight Saving Time, which sees clocks across the country skip forward one hour on the final Sunday of March. Long British summer evenings are one of our favourite things - but giving up one precious hour of sleep? Well, we won't be celebrating when our alarm clocks go off an hour earlier than normal come Monday morning, let's put it that way.

Daylight saving time: 5 things you didn't know

To soften the blow of the early morning alarm, we've hand-picked 5 facts about Daylight Saving Time:

1. Over 70 countries across the globe implement the twice-annual changing of the clocks

2. Including the USA - although the states of Arizona and Hawaii do not

3. It is now over a century since the UK adopted Daylight Saving Time, following the lead of Germany and introducing it as a legal measure in 1916

4. William Willett - the man who pioneered this legal development in Britain - is the great-great-grandfather of lead Coldplay singer, Chris Martin. Clearly the significance of time-keeping runs in the family, with the iconic Coldplay hit

5. The Royal Collection staff will spend around 50 hours adjusting a grand total of 959 clocks across the official residences of Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Who knew Daylight Saving Time was so interesting, hey?

Sleep well,

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