Friday, October 31, 2008
Trick or Trivia
In 1985, the candy industry actually lobbied to to move the end of Daylight Saving Time into early November - after Halloween. They hoped that the longer days would increase the time spent trick-or-treating and boost candy sales. The National Confectioners Association reportedly "pleaded with U.S. senators and, according to some reports, left pumpkins full of candy on their chairs." In 2007, more than twenty years later, the candy makers' wish was granted and Congress extended Daylight Saving Time to November. This year, it's November 2nd.
This is not a trick. I learned (okay okay... stole) this fun fact from the Nov-Dec issue of Mental Floss. Pretty interesting, huh?