Daylight Saving Time

In 1916, the German Empire organized the first nationwide implementation of which energy-saving concept?

  • A. bullet train
  • B. speed limit
  • C. solar panel
  • D. daylight saving time

45% of players knew the correct answer: D., daylight saving time

Germany established daylight saving time in May 1916, as a way to conserve fuel during World War I. The rest of Europe adopted it shortly after. Today, only a minority of the world's population uses daylight saving time, with countries in Asia and Africa opting out.


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Question of the Day: Daylight Saving Time
"Spring forward; Fall back." Love it or hate it, we've got the history of daylight saving time. In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss how industrialization led to the adoption of clock adjustments around the world.

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