America isn't the only place in the world where certain areas would rather do away with daylight savings time.

Finland plans to lobby the abolition of daylight savings time with the European Union. And while 70,000 people might not seem like very many petition signatures in the United States, anything over 50,000 gets the Finnish Parliament rolling. A study concluded that changing the clocks causes short-term sleeping disorders, possible health issues and lack of productivity at work.

There's just one teeny, tiny problem here. No European Union member can independently end moving the clocks ahead in the spring. All 27 members must make the change together. Can you imagine getting all 50 U.S. states to mutually agree to a change like that? Uh-huh.

What's Finn for "good luck with that?"

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