Ben Franklins Proposal of Something Like Daylight Saving Time was Written as a Joke


Ben Franklin’s Proposal of Something Like Daylight Saving Time was Written as a Joke. by DAVEN HISKEY MAY 10, 2012 1

via Ben Franklins Proposal of Something Like Daylight Saving Time was Written as a Joke.

Here’s a bit –> “He then goes on to estimate that a total of about 64 million pounds of wax would be saved in Paris alone over a six month period starting in spring if people woke up when the sun came up.  He then suggests a variety of methods to induce people who are “obstinately attached to [the] old custom” of getting up at noon to wake up with the sunrise, such as taxing people who have shutters on their windows, rationing candles, and waking people as soon as the sun comes up by ringing church bells and firing cannons.”

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