In what is no doubt the weirdest clock in the world, time is represented by a series of LEDs shining out through slits in dials of the thing, while a grasshopper that looks like something out of a Sci-Fi original movie marches along the top, eating time. Yes, it’s called a chronophage, which I swear to God was a villain in a Star Trek episode.
Seriously, you can’t make shit like this up. “But the clock is only accurate once every five minutes – the rest of the time the lights are simply for decoration,” says the BBC. For Â£1m the damn thing isn’t even accurate but twelve times an hour?
Don’t worry, it’s weird but still cool. Honest. The video below will establish its weird coolness if it hasn’t been already.
You can read the full article here as well (thanks to Bailey for sending it over).