John Oliver Mocks Daylight Saving Time, Reveals True Origin

Last Week Tonight Daylight Savings Time -H 2015

Hint: It has nothing to do with farmers.

John Oliver understands the pain of being groggy post-Daylight Saving Time. In sympathy, Last Week Tonight eviscerated the annoying time tradition in its "How Is This Still a Thing?" segment.

As it turns out, farmers have nothing to do with why Daylight Saving Time first started. "Cows don't care what time it is, because they are cows," the segment helpfully points out. So who is to blame for why we turn our clocks back an hour in the spring? Germans. Seriously. Watch in mutual hatred below.