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Palindrome Clock

It’s digital, spherical and it rolls.
 
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The stylish, anthracite black timepiece is the size of a grapefruit and has oval LCD screens on opposite sides. Displaying hours, minutes and seconds in block digits, the orb has the remarkable ability of turning itself 180 degrees when it gets to a palindrome time that also reads the same upside down (05:11:50 is one but not 02:00:50 or 12:33:21).

This means that at these moments the sphere is free to roll to the left or right (turning both its LCD’s upside down) or forward or backward (turning its rear LCD forward and upside down) without losing a second. By easily programming the size of your coffee table or shelf and the clock starting position, you are assured that it’ll never roll off an edge.

You’ll be staying up late to catch each of its 48 rotations per day and wondering which direction it’ll roll next.

FarmerJohn, May 06 2004

palindrome numbers http://www.geocitie...eyh/palindromes.htm
[FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       does it matter that 05:11:50 upside down is no longer a number?
po, May 06 2004
  

       This clock uses LCD block digits where for example a "5" looks like an "S" with straight lines and appears the same upside down.
FarmerJohn, May 06 2004
  

       7734 40
phoenix, May 06 2004
  

       5318008
MikeOliver, May 06 2004
  

       710 77345
hippo, May 06 2004
  

       ...this is a clock, right?
yabba do yabba dabba, May 06 2004
  

       To the left is a clock - above you, I don't know.
FarmerJohn, May 06 2004
  

       8675309?
Mr Burns, May 06 2004
  

       oh hell
boobles(s)
shell oil
  

       a 4 U © U 4 a
dpsyplc, May 06 2004
  

       Australians of course need the umop ap|sdn version.
phlogiston, May 06 2004
  

       Not boobles [fry], boobies (.)(.)
Tee Hee
MikeOliver, May 07 2004
  

       Why can't it be called a Palinilap?
MikeOliver, May 07 2004
  
      
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