today i learned – sat 2nd feb 2019

do you really hate getting up early? 😷 yes? you would have hated the first alarm clock! ⏰

#tdil the first american alarm clock could only go off at 4am 😳😭

honestly, who would want an alarm clock that only goes off at 4am!? 😭 i’ll tell you who: levi hutchins … a guy that always had to be up at 4am #makessense 😂

for a very very long time, things were chill and people just woke up when the sun started to rise 🤷🏻‍♂️ when industry started proper, however, peeps needed to be at work on time 🙄

that’s when levi built his alarm clock 😏 it wasn’t a small one like yours … it was really quite large 😅 and featured a mirrored door, a pine wood cabinet and a brass clock 🕰

it could also only be set to go off at one specific time and couldn’t be changed, turned off or reset 🙈 meaning that it went off at 4am, on the dot, every single day!

it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that a dude named seth thomas came up with the wind up alarm clock that could be set to a particular time etc 😎 … that must have been a god send!

it’s worth noting that levi’s alarm clock wasn’t the world’s first alarm clock … it was just america’s first 👍🏻 you know, gotta get those facts straight 💁🏻‍♂️

right, that’s us for today! i’m going to go to bed and be grateful for my multiple easy set alarms 🙌🏻

night! 😘 #tdil


woop! another little bit of pub quiz brilliance 😏 fancy learning something else? just take a look ->here<-

(picture time again! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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