[3-13-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: The first person to propose the modern system of daylight saving time was…
The given options are:
- A watchmaker
- An entomologist
- A farmer
Correct Answer: An entomologist
Info: George Vernon Hudson came up with the idea for daylight saving time because he was frustrated that dusk came so early in summer—it interfered with his evening bug-collecting rounds. In 1895, he went before the Royal Society of New Zealand and proposed a two-hour shift forward in October and a two-hour shift back in March. The learned society mocked the idea, saying it was confusing and unnecessary. New Zealand adopted daylight saving time in 1927.
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.