Saturday, May 1, 2010

QUESTION 234


Modern X was first proposed by the New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson, whose shift work job gave him leisure time to collect insects, and made him aware of the value of sunlight. In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour X, and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch,he followed up in an 1898 paper. Many publications incorrectly credit X's invention to the prominent English builder and outdoorsman William Willet, who independently conceived X in 1905 during a pre-breakfast ride, when he observed with dismay how many Londoners slept through a large part of a summer day.




Blue:Countries that follow X
Orange: Countries that no longer follow X
Red: Countries that have never used X


                                                                         
What is X that is being talked about here?

5 comments:

Athith- The KIA said...

easy one...
it is the Daylight Saving Time

pranav said...

taking a guess of something i heard sleepily in 1 of my classes.daylight saving time is it

Gokul said...

Day light saving

Prem Kumar said...

X REFERS TO DST-DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME


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Gaurav Radhakrishnan said...

Daylight Saving time.