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March 17, 2018

Thread before the Gardening Thread: First week of Daylight Savings Time [KT]

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Well, it's been almost a week. Have you suffered any ill effects or mishaps due to the start of daylight savings time? Noticed any events that could be related?

There are some statistical correlations between the start of daylight savings time and car crashes, heart attacks, length of legal sentences and a bunch of other things. The link is courtesy of Maggie's Farm, where this didn't get noted until Thursday after the time change. Maybe it DOES slow everybody down.

When did you remember that today is St. Patrick's Day, for example?


St. Patrick's Day and Cultural Appropriation

St. Patrick's Day is immensely popular all over the country, especially among frivolity-loving college students, but is the holiday actually an example of the "cultural appropriation" those same students so detest?

Video. Heh.

Have you got any plans for culturally appropriating St. Patrick's Day? If so, you are in good company. St. Patrick wasn't Irish, either.

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