Friday, August 2, 2013

How did trains standardize time in the United States?

What time is it?

When that question is asked today, you usually get a correct and universal  answer.

But did you know that in the 1800s things were not so simple.

What do you mean?  you ask.

Well, this interesting 3 minute 34 second video answers that question and explains how the time that we use today was actually a result of trains.