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The long, winding history of Daylight Saving Time includes a few false starts and a cameo from Benjamin Franklin.
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The date was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War I, which occurred at the 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month.
In this episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy shares some clever hoaxes that had people tricked.