Over on his blog today, Warren Ellis was talking about how Britain was going off British Summer Time and back on Greenwich Mean Time.
"Greenwich Mean Time, which is Zulu Time and generally Coordinated Universal Time, which means that the British invented time across the universe," Ellis writes. "Don’t argue. The British invented time and you have to just sit there and like it. We also invented sleep. Previous to our invention of time, sleep in Britain was generally sectional."
And then I learned about segmented sleep. Some researchers believe sleep as we know it is a modern invention. Zounds.