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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXVII

It’s Thursday night and that means this is the last edition GUESS THE THEME that will happen during Daylight Saving Time (until, you know, next spring). All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around The Bend Elvis Presley – All Shook Up The [...]

Daylight Saving Time Explained

(YouTube link) C.G.P. Grey explains how Daylight Saving Time works -and doesn’t. It seems like an awful lot of hassle twice a year for a tiny payoff. In the U.S, DST ends on November 6th. Link -via I Am Bored

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Daylight Saving Time

This weekend, the USA “falls back”. Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2AM on Sunday, meaning we will set out clocks back one hour. Your local custom may vary. Here are some things I recently learned about Daylight Saving Time. 1. New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson proposed the idea of shifting clocks in summer in [...]

The History of Daylight Saving Time in the US

Daylight Saving Time ends in most of the United States a 2AM on Sunday, November 1st (Hawaii and Arizona have been on standard time all summer). We remember which way to set our clocks by thinking “spring forward, fall back.” It makes you wonder how we ever got our clocks coordinated in the first place. [...]

Movie Plot Holes

Image copyright Warner Bros., used under fair use. Or as writer Matt Blum likes to call them, the Top 10 Unanswered Questions in Geeky Movies. Yes, Wired’s Geekdad addresses the glaring computer virus issue in ID4, and the peculiarity of the Death Star emerging from hyperspace on the far side of Yavin. But some others are [...]