Three suicide bombers exploded prematurely, because their timers were set on Daylight Savings Time!

Achmed The Dead Terrorist - Military hyumor

There are always a lot of accidental tardies when we switch the clocks for daylight savings time. However, we tend to not explode prematurely. 1999 proved to be a rough daylight savings time for Palestinian terrorists, though. Israel had insisted on a premature switch from daylight savings time to accommodate a week of pre-sunrise prayers.

The Palestinians refused to live on “Zionist Time,” with dire consequences:

At precisely 5:30 PM on Sunday, September 5, 1999, two coordinated car bombs exploded in different cities, killing three terrorists who were driving the bombs. At first, it was believed that the devices had been detonated prematurely by amateurs. A closer look revealed that the bombs had been prepared in a Palestine-controlled area, and set to detonate on Daylight Saving Time. But the confused drivers had already switched to Standard Time. When they picked up the bombs, they forgot to ask whose watch was used to set the timing mechanism. As a result, the cars were still en-route when the explosives detonated, removing the terrorists from humanity’s genetic considerations.


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