Expect more work-related injuries and car accidents this week, thanks to Daylight Savings
There are more work-related injuries and car accidents the week after spring's Daylight Savings time, points out "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver". (That comes from a pullclip from an NBC broadcast; source now buried in the internet). It's because we have to get up earlier.
The edition of "How Is This Still a Thing?" clears up questions nobody really has the answer to; while most people are under the impression that Daylight Savings has something to do with farming, apparently it was adopted in WWI by the Germans as a "fuel-saving measure."
The segment adds that in 2006, when Indiana instated Daylight Savings, the state saw a 1% rise in residental energy use overall because people turned on the lights earlier. Per year? We don't know but boom! Take that, Daylight Savings. We guess.