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Own a Piece of Historic Hollywood

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You may not spend much time in California, but even if you have never been there, you are probably familiar with the famous “Hollywood” sign that’s mounted in the hills above the city. Originally built in the early 1920s to promote a housing development called “Hollywoodland,” the sign was eventually shortened to read just “Hollywood” […]

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Big Ben is Quiet Until 2021

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Big Ben, the clock that sits atop Elizabeth Tower at the north end of Westminster Palace in London, is one of the world’s most famous clocks.  Built in 1859, the clock has run more or less continuously for 156 years. The “Westminster chimes” are so well known that the sound has been incorporated into many […]

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The Ruggie Revolutionizes Alarm Clocks

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We’re always impressed when someone thinks outside of the box and invents a completely new way of approaching an old problem.  In this case, the problem is the alarm clock. People do need to get up at different times and we often have to wake up at a time when we’d rather be sleeping.  For […]

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Clocks, Trains, and Greenwich Mean Time

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These days, we assume that the time we have on our clocks is roughly the same as that of our neighbors, and when you ask someone for the time, you can be reasonably certain that the answer they’ll give you will be fairly accurate. That wasn’t always the case, and back in the mid-19th century, […]

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