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Why do we put the clocks back/forward?

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    and do we do it for the original reason?
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    Because otherwise it would be too dark in the mornings for half of the year. Something like that. So, we either have to change the clocks once a year or change our whole routine; the clocks are inevitably easier.

    I, for one, would be happy to go out in the night; but, you know, some people...
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    Because a sunset at 10 pm is just that sexy.
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    Its bloody annoying when you loose an hour initially.
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    It started with agriculture and farmers. So that they could do all the harvest work etc we put them forward/back to make sure that the hours of daylight fall in 'normal' working hours etc.

    Although we don't harvest much anymore, I think it helps people deal with very early winter nights etc
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    Isn't it so we can have a thread like this every 6 months? :p: It's the farmers can make the best use of the light or something.
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    And originally it was also something to do with the fact people didnt want kids walking to school in the dark and vice versa. :dontknow:
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    i wish we were on +1 GMT all the time and then went to +2 during the summer. I hate dark at 4pm winters.

    I think they tried shifting it like that during the war or something but whingey scottish kids didn't like walking to school in the dark. bah.
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    So we can worship our Sun God for longer you idiot.

    All hail mighty Ra!
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    (Original post by lemily)
    It started with agriculture and farmers. So that they could do all the harvest work etc we put them forward/back to make sure that the hours of daylight fall in 'normal' working hours etc.

    Although we don't harvest much anymore, I think it helps people deal with very early winter nights etc
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    (Original post by Bexiness!)
    And originally it was also something to do with the fact people didnt want kids walking to school in the dark and vice versa. :dontknow:
    you see, this is whati heard and i wanted to see if it was true. Seems a bit extreme to turn the clocks so kids can walk to school in daylight.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Summer_Time
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    Something to do with the war and so that farmers had more day light.
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    (Original post by Fointy)
    i wish we were on +1 GMT all the time and then went to +2 during the summer. I hate dark at 4pm winters.

    I think they tried shifting it like that during the war or something but whingey scottish kids didn't like walking to school in the dark. bah.
    Nice views of other countries there eh
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    BECAUSE I SAY SO!! :fuhrer:
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    (Original post by Pony Jack)
    Isn't it so we can have a thread like this every 6 months? :p: It's the farmers can make the best use of the light or something.
    How long have you been here?
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    (Original post by Rubix)
    How long have you been here?
    I came to this thread about 40 minutes ago, and stayed for about 3 while I posted, then left again
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    For the Scottish farmers :\
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    Because I said so!
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    yeah for scotland, they want to have light when the get up in the morning in the winter, wot more do they want :p:

    they tryed not changing it in the 70's but i didnt work and they kept it the same!

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