Benjamin Franklin among the first people to suggest Daylight Saving Time, writing in a 1784 essay that adjusting the clocks in the spring could be a good way to save on candles, according to Discovery.com. However, it wasn't adopted until World War I, when Germany and Austria adopted it to save on fuel in 1916. Other countries followed suit, with the United States adopting it in 1918, according to webexhibits.org.
Said the penguin to the sleeping polar bear,
"Did you hear me?"