John Oliver declares Daylight Savings Time out-of-date

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver examines Daylight Savings Time in a segment called “How Is This Still A Thing?” Rest assured there’s a reason you lose an hour of sleep every year but it has nothing to do with farmers as most people believe. It was first introduced by Germany during WWI as a fuel saving measure. Today it has little effect and actually increased electricity consumption when adopted by Indiana in 2006. Furthermore, there is an increase in traffic accidents the week after the clocks change.

“What you lose in sleep, you gain in mortal danger,” explains the narrator.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver airs Sunday 11PM on HBO.

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