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10/03/2015 06:45 GMT | Updated 10/03/2015 06:59 GMT

Why Do We Have Daylight Savings? John Oliver Has No Idea

Do you know why we turn the clocks backwards and forwards every year? We all thought it was something to do with farmers, to give them extra light or something.

Turns out it's not. It's an idea that came from Kaiser Wilhelm during the First World War to save fuel. But now we have lights on all the time and charge our phones at night. According to some studies, we actually use more fuel because of the time change.

So why do we keep doing it? John Oliver asks that exact question in the latest installment of 'Why Is This Still A Thing?' and tears apart the very notion of Daylight Savings Time.

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