Daylight Saving Time 2017: All the Memes You Need to See

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin first proposed a type of daylight time in 1784 in his essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light." The essay was meant to be a joke, directed to the editor of The Journal of Paris, that suggested that Parisians could save on the cost of candles if they got out of bed earlier in the morning, writes TimeAndDate.com. However, this was not taken seriously then by Parisians or Americans.


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