Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night as we return to standard time early Sunday morning. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM Sunday November 5, 2017. It is also a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
You’ve probably heard that Ben Franklin kind of proposed daylight saving time (also erroneously called daylight savings time) centuries before it was implemented, and that the twice-yearly switch was initially adopted to save us money on energy needs. But as the National Geographic reports, if you dig deeper, you’ll find out that the daylight-hoarding tradition has an even more colorful history, affecting international relations, creating nested time zones, and potentially influencing your health.