a clock that forces you to do math to find out the time
The Albert Clock is no simple timepiece. In fact, it requires you to think pretty hard. It will tell you the time of day, but only if you can do the math to read it, as Nerdist reports.
Designed by the Paris-based Axel Schindlbeck, the clock is meant to be a mental workout, providing the mathematical calisthenics you need to keep your number skills sharp. It’s technically designed for classrooms and kids, but adults need to practice their multiplication tables regularly, too.
The digital clock has four different levels to help you ramp up your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division abilities over time. For a real challenge, you can program it to change equations more often than every minute, so you’re presented with a new time-telling puzzle every 10 seconds.
The wall-mounted clock retails for about $300, but you can also download a mobile version of the design for free. It will make you yearn for the simplicity of analog clocks in no time.
(if i had to wake up to this, i might opt for just using the sun or wildly guessing instead)
“the two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
credits: MNTNT, nerdist,shaunacy ferro
afternoon in the rain at the ann arbor immigrants’ march
another power loss at dusk
and a warm dinner date to end the day.
“a little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”
“community cannot for long feed on itself;
it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond,
their unknown and undiscovered brothers.
and it was so good, too…!
L’esprit de l’escalier (French)
literally, stairwell wit—a too-late retort thought of only after departure.
there is so much going on here
i would love to know his story
i hope that the next time i order from pizza house
he is my delivery guy standing there when i open the door.
“the salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.”
my brother, scott
who never stops raising money for research and awareness
in honor of my nephew, hazen, gone way too soon
so that others may stay.
thank you to his mackinac island dock porter brothers from so many years ago.
“say not in grief: “he is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was.”
yes, that is
a cookie groundhog
with a chocolate chip face
popping out of a bagel hole
covered in cream cheese snow
sprinkled with smashed up wafer cookie dirt .
in honor of world poetry day (yesterday)
and groundhog day (in february)
and bread and peace. (everyday)
“peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.”