Daylight saving time: How is this still a thing? Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has the answer, and despite an age-old assumption, it has nothing to do with farmers — or their “stupid, stupid cows.”
As it turns out, the answer isn’t really an answer at all, at least not one that supports the validity of daylight saving as a continued practice in 2015.
Nearly 100 years after its introduction to help diminish fuel usage during World War I, daylight saving now increases fuel usage by an average of one percent (not to mention the rise in overall “mortal danger”). Clearly, this practice has outlived its usefulness.
So press PLAY on the video above, and learn more about the asinine reason for this twice annual inconvenience.