Tick Tock

Today at the museum we ponder time and our quest to keep it.  We’ve used the sun, the moon, water, sand, coiled springs, pendulums, quartz, electricity, and wireless technology to wrap our hands around time. The Michigan State University museum has a delightful and informative display of antique clocks. The Westclox electric clock (photo above) is a retro beauty from the mid 20th century. If you look closely, you’ll see it has a much gentler “chime alarm”, as opposed to the clanging jackhammer types.

Speaking of alarms, don’t forget to set yours one hour ahead this weekend in observance of daylight saving. Check out this two-minute video from National Geographic to learn more about this yawn worthy tradition: Daylight-Saving

Fun Fact:  Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii do not observe daylight saving.  Lucky them!

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