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Liquid Clock

By Shamus
on Thursday Dec 28, 2006
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This is a fun and amusing gift from my wife. A novelty clock with different liquids with differing weights. You can rotate the clear section and watch the liquids change places like an hourglass.


Comments (7)

  1. Carl the Bold says:

    That is cool. I got a time piece, too.


    It’s pretty cool, except that you have to press the button on it to get it to light up, so you need both hands free to see what time it is. My three year-old loves it. He counts the number of lights lit up and tells me it’s howevermanythatis o’clock. Very cute.

  2. Samrobb says:

    A friend/former co-worker of mine has a similar binary desk clock:


    When I first saw it, it took me a few seconds to realize what it was. Definitely a very cool toy. Jeremiah was able to read it just by glancing at it; for the rest of us, who didn’t use it every day, it was a nice bit of mental distraction. Nothing like puzzling out the time in base 2 to give you a sense of accomplishment and self-worth when you’re otherwise frustrated with the latest design argument or bug :-)

  3. Rich says:

    My first impulse would be to shake it real hard to end up with a bunch of lovely colored bubbles. Yes I have issues.

  4. mom says:

    The liquids in your clock have different specific gravity (density).

  5. Shamus says:

    Yeah, but they all taste the same…

  6. Homer says:


  7. william says:

    how do you read it?

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