World’s Strangest

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World Clock Shows the Passage of Day and Night

(Video Link) Justin Shaw loves the GeoChron, a clock that shows night and day changing across the world. But it’s far too expensive for him to purchase, so he made his own. Read his instructions at the link if you’d like to build one, too. Link -via Geekosystem

The Number of the Day: 10,000 founder Jeff Bezos is currently working with a team to place a 10,000-year clock within a remote Texas mountain. The finished clock will feature specially designed events that will be triggered on the 1, 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 year anniversaries of the clock. Related Fact: The time capsule buried at the 1939 World’s [...]

Alarm Clock that Slaps the Sleeper on the Forehead

John D. Humphrey patented this device in 1919. It’s an alarm clock. Oh, it doesn’t cook bacon or toss you out of bed, but it’ll get the point across. Assuming that s/he’s correctly positioned, a metal rod slaps the user’s head. Link and Patent Info -via Say Uncle

The 10,000 Year Clock

The Long Now Foundation is building a clock that is supposed to last 10,000 years, and chime with a different song every time it sounds. Danny Hillis invented the clock in 1995, saying I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes [...]

Wake Up Work Out Alarm Clock

The Wake Up Work Out alarm clock sounds the get-in-shape alarm, which you can shut off only once you’ve done 30 bicep reps. Motion sensors inside can tell exactly how many reps you’ve done and if you do them right — no cheating!!! I would throw this alarm clock out the window the first morning. The [...]

Time is Money

If you are like me you hate the sound of your alarm clock in the morning. The makers of this clock have found a unique way to get you out of bed in the morning. See gallery of clock at the link. You know what they say, “time is money”. The “Shredder Clock” wants to ensure [...]

Cuckoos and Other Animated Clocks

Mental_floss blog editor Jason English told me his daughter wanted a cuckoo clock, but she wanted one with a dog instead of a cuckoo. I began to wonder why clocks use cuckoo birds to identify the hour. As it turns out, there are quite a variety of ways clocks will announce the hour. Image by [...]

Talking Dalek Alarm Clock

Talking Dalek Alarm Clock – $29.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold the fabulous Talking Dalek Alarm Clock from the NeatoShop! The clock features 3 soothing Dalek phrases: “You would make a good Dalek,” “You are an enemy of the Dalek, you must be destroyed” and of course, “Exterminate.” This clock is the perfect way to start [...]

The People Clock

Have you ever looked at a group of cheerleaders or acrobats and thought “I wish they would do something useful with all those fancy moves?” Well, now artist Billy Chasen has conceived The People Clock. It’s a digital web based clock where the digits are composed entirely of people. Instead of half past noon, now [...]

Eye Clock

Eye Clock – $34.95 Do you have trouble telling time? Well, this adorable Eye Clock from the NeatoShop is not for you! This super fun Eye Clock is only for people who are actually proficient at telling time. We are sorry that you suck at telling time. Maybe you just need more practice. Please don’t be sad. [...]