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If you are a clock-watcher like me…

Have you driven past the old Anglo-Chinese School off Dunearn Road/ Chancery Lane? If you had, you would have noticed that the distinctive clock-tower has been demolished. Clocks have always fascinated ‘clock-watchers’ like me.

A clock reminds me of a saying attributed to Mark Twain. You know how prone we teachers are of saying to some careless kid, “Why are you always making mistakes? Why are you always wrong!”

Apparently, Mark Twain said something to this effect, “There is no such thing as a person being always wrong. Even a clock that does not move is perfectly right twice a day!”

Here is a light-hearted story about the famous clock in London known as ‘Big Ben’ and another world-famous landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Question: What did Big Ben of London say to the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Answer: If you’ve got the inclination, I’ve got the time.

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Here’s a clock question:
At 12 o’clock the hour-hand and the minute-hand are together. On the next occasion when the 2 hands are together, what is the time?
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Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2000
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Written by Ivan Chew

18 September, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Posted in Year 2000