Monday, August 19, 2013

Fact of the Day: Ben Franklin Morning

While Ben Franklin never saw the use of Day Lights Saving Time in it's modern form, he did suggest an early version of it during his time in France. He suggested that the citizens of Paris could save candles by waking up earlier and using more daylight. 

23 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

He was one of the most brilliant Americans of all time. Yet I'd rather light a candle at night then get up earlier in the morn.

xoRobyn

Anonymous said...

I was reading about him recently when I was looking up his 'Do not squander time...' quote. I had no idea he had done so much. He definitely followed his own advice.

Cloudia said...

My fellow Philadelphian was quite a guy, Adam.


Aloha

Kay said...

He was a smart guy. However, I found it a bother to constantly change ALL the clocks in spring and fall.

Anita said...

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Margaret D said...

Great idea he had back then. I like daylight saving.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Bravo for this man!! very intelligent and ecological- mind! Kisses:)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Ben was way ahead of his time.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

One of the most brilliant minds that has ever lived on this earth.

Pat Hatt said...

He sure knew how to get things done

DEZMOND said...

most of people here in EUrope hate those daylight saving times....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That was good advice. Best not to sleep the day away!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Early to bed, early to rise" . . . he wrote that, didn't he?

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

He was a genius!

Lamia Riae said...

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A Beer for the Shower said...

Maybe that was okay back then, but it's not really useful in modern times. I'd rather not throw off my body every 6 months by changing the time.

LV said...

You are a super bearer of sharing history with us. In case, you do not see me comment for a day or so, going this afternoon to spend a couple days with great grandson before school starts.

Unknown said...

a real fox!! Great info!

Karen Baldwin said...

yet another reason to love Ben Franklin.

Linda said...

Brilliant!

PARTOFSTREET said...

early bird! *.*

Pat said...

He was one smart fellow!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I could punch him for this. I seriously hate daylight savings time!