What Does Coldplay Have To Do With Setting Your Clocks Back on Sunday?
Benjamin Franklin was the first to suggest Daylight Saving Time, but it wasn't until 1907 that Daylight Saving Time became a thing.
A man named William Willett wrote an essay called "The Waste Of Daylight" and spent the rest of his life trying to change the world. Sadly, William passed away before he saw the fruition of his grand scheme, but America adopted his plan soon after.
So what the heck does that have to do with the band Coldplay?
Daylight Saving Time was designed to help farmers and save energy, but after all these years of advancement of technology, DST might be unnecessary -- we now can work 24/7.
As you set your clocks back at 2 a.m. Sunday, I will leave you with this tidbit of trivia:
Chris Martin from the band Coldplay is related to William Willett (he's Chris Martin's great-great-grandfather).
Ironically, one of Coldplay's biggest hits is "Clocks."
As Paul Harvey might have said, "Now you know the rest of the story."