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The Big Clock is a perfectly normal mechanical clock apart
(a) having its dial horizontal - in fact, the clock mechanism
into the ground and the dial is co-planar with the surface of
Earth and (b) being very big - at least 500m in diameter, and
preferably several miles.
hands proceed around the dial in the usual manner,
that it's now necessary for pedestrians to step out of the
way of the minute hand (it's large, but it's still a minute
hand), the tip of which will be moving at
a gentle walking pace. They will also have to be careful to
jump every time the
seconds hand whooshes past, since the tip of it will be
at at least 60mph.
a number of parallels
[calum, Mar 05 2019]
from my favourite comedy show of all time [xenzag, Mar 05 2019]
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||Ah yes, the Kirimaticentrifugomobile. I hope they find the
funding for it one day.
||Ah yes, but is it adjustable or in "one size only -
||We have a complimentary bus service. From far away, it's
||//mechanism is set into the ground and the dial is co-
planar with the surface of the Earth//
||//seconds hand whooshes past, since the tip of it will be
travelling at at least 60mph.//
||My initial thoughts were to utilize existing infrastructure,
the slow middle and outside lanes of the M25. It's 117
miles around, however, so with traffic it might be
possible to do Years, Months & Days. There's plenty of big
3 lane roundabouts you could use though.