Friday, August 01, 2008

Cooler Than Your Wristwatch

It appears the Antikytheria Mechanism had an "Olympics Time" hand. (Not to mention a built-in manual). And here I thought having an extra hand on my watch for Greenwich Mean Time in 24-format was nifty.

4 comments:

Turk Turon said...

That is an incredible find!!

I think the Amazons made it.

staghounds said...

"Greenwich Mean Mime"? There's no such thing, you eurocentric, imperialist, timekeeping focused raaaacist!

I've always liked the De Dondi Astrarium.

Old Grouch said...

Greenwich Mean Mimes
There.
:o)

D.W. Drang said...

I read that article three times, all the while thinking "Didn't I see on The History Channel that it was made by aliens?"