Whenever Spring or Fall comes around, there's always one day that takes the toll of people's sleep, schedule, and timeliness.That is the switch to and from Daylight Saving Time.
Ever Spring we lose an hour of sleep, which we make back up a mere six to seven months later in the fall.
For the common person, this usually results in being late to work or falling a little behind, but for some Darwin Award winners it means pointless death.
In 1999, Palestinian terrorists were tripped up by Israels premature switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time too accommodate some pre-sunrise prayers. Being at odds with Israel, Palestinians refused to make the change, so nobody knew what the correct time really was.
On September 5, two car bombs went off at 5:30pm with the terrorists inside. The bombs were prepared using Palestine's Daylight Saving Time, but the drivers already set the car clocks to Standard Time.
The bombs blew up prematurely with the terrorists being the only victims.