On Sunday night, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" asked the question many wondered as the time on our clocks jumped an hour forward on Sunday morning: "Daylight saving time, how is this still a thing?"
The answer, as "Last Week Tonight" explained, has nothing to do with farming. Rather it was started during WWI by the Germans "as a fuel saving measure." Why so many countries still observe daylight saving time is still a mystery. Watch below:
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