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Does Daylight Saving Time (DST) Need To Be Abolished?
Did you know that DST was a tradition started by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 because he was interested in conserving candles and that he's credited with coming up with the idea as a joke?
'After Lena Dunham brings a load of Brooklyn to Saturday Night Live tonight, it'll be time to turn the clocks forward one hour for daylight saving time (not savings), the biggest chronological scam in history. More enlightened states like Arizona and Hawaii have cast off the chains of DST, but NY is still pointlessly tethered to it. We agree that it's great to leave work and still have an hour or two of sunlight, but this country (and NY in particular) doesn't need the antiquated DST system anymore to be able to get that. So due to overwhelming demand, we've revisited and expanded our list of reasons why DST should end forever...'