Daylight saving time is upon us once again this upcoming Sunday when everyone in participating areas will gain an extra hour during the weekend.
The Huffington Post reports that on Nov. 3 at 2 a.m., U.S. territories — with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona — will gain free time as all clocks will be turned back an hour. Most smartphones and laptops will automatically turn themselves back but those with analog watches need to do it manually.
Daylight saving time is usually done to ensure longer hours of sunlight during the day and the last one ended on March 10. The process was introduced by George Vernon Hudson in 1895 and proposed by Benjamin Franklin over 100 years before that.
Europe and North America are the main adopters of daylight saving time but Australia and countries in South America and Africa also practice it.