Monday, April 03, 2006

More Light!

Daylight Saving Time... and there was much rejoicing. Had it been put in place earlier, Goethe might have had time to say something more uplifting.

Here's an anecdote for you:

In September 1999, the Palestinian West Bank was on daylight saving time while Israel had just switched back to standard time. West Bank Palestinians prepared time bombs and smuggled them to Arab Israelis, who misunderstood the time on the bombs. As the bombs were being planted, they exploded—one hour too early—killing three terrorists instead of the intended victims—two busloads of people.

More trivia here.


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