flava flavIt’s that time of year again. No, not spring break, ASUC Elections or midterms … we’re talking about Daylight Savings Time, of course. We’ll save you the trouble of figuring out whether ”spring forward, fall back” means you’re gonna lose an hour or gain an hour of sleep.

 This Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m. you switch your clock forward to 3 a.m., meaning that you lose an hour. You can blame George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist (insect scientist) from New Zealand, who first proposed the holiday in 1895. But for some reason, DST is not observed in Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands.

 According to Wikipedia, “springing forward” was originally introduced to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting but the extra sunlight has also helped reduce traffic fatalities and crime. Don’t worry, you’ll get that hour back in November.

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Daylight Savings Time 2010 and Time Change [associated content]

Get your hoe ready. Yeah, um, the title pretty much says it all.  So if you happen to be reading this at 2 a.m. tomorrow morning–which is Mar. 8, the second Sunday in March–then you should probably know it’s actually 3 a.m. And you’ve got one less hour of sleep ahead of  you.

Although, if you’re up and surfing the interwebz at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night, then sleep probably isn’t really an issue for you.  Way to go, non-sleeper. We wish we could be so lucky as to have the ability to forgo what most consider a basic human need. You are most likely super human, and for that, we congratulate you.

Daylight Saving Time [Time Temperature]

tropical_cyclone_wati_2006.jpgAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

We know we’ve been neglecting our post–watching for signs of the imminent demise of the world–but we’re back on the job, and this week we’ve got a big one.

This morning, people around the world fell into chaos and panic when they realized that the time showing on their cell phones did not match the time on any of their other clocks. Others rushed to Church and other sundry appointments an hour late, causing even more pandemonium. Why? read more »