I often start my days texting my parents. I'll wake up to a text from them and respond, and because my Dad is an early riser (he wakes up everyday at 5:30 AM and I've concluded the only logical reason is because he's crazy) we tend to talk a little as I get ready for my day. This morning I woke up and responded to all the missed texts while I was asleep, and almost immediately got a response from my Dad which typically takes about an hour or so. I checked my clock, 9:30 AM, and told him he's up a bit early. If 5:30 AM is crazy, 4:30 AM is certifiably insane.
He responded that it's 5:30 AM, the time he usually wakes up, because of daylight savings.
Cue my immediate shock. I always assumed my phone and laptop would automatically reset themselves during daylight savings times. Lots of intense googling about how to change the time immediately preceded this.
This then prompted a lot of embarrassing texts to my go-to British friend, Hannah, asking her to confirm the time of day for me. You know you've got a good friend when she rolls with your weirdness without asking any questions.
It turns out that we do have daylight savings here in the UK, though it is called a different name, and it occurs at the end of March instead of the beginning like in the US. Because of this, there's a roughly two week period where the UK is only 4 hours ahead of the east coast and the rest of Europe is only five hours ahead instead of six.
I had absolutely no idea that this window existed! I find it really cool!
Now that I have this little tidbit out of the way, I want to wish all my Americans a happy pi day and thanks for reading a silly little post about a little known fact that is currently blowing my mind! I simply had to share it.
Did you know that this window existed? Do you think it is as cool as I do? Am I just a nerd?! Comment below with your thoughts!