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Japan's most complicated clock is a 165-year-old mechanical masterpiece

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Also known as the Myriad year clock, the Mannen Jimeishou (万年自鳴鐘) was a universal clock designed by the Japanese genius inventor Hisashige Tanaka, who built most of the clock by himself using simple tools like files and saws between the years 1848 and 1851. It is designated as an Important Cultural Asset by the Japanese government.

Standing 63cm high and weighing 38kg, the clock is a true mechanical marvel made of over 1,000 parts and capable of running for an entire year when fully wound. It has six sides, each showing different aspects of time simultaneously. The first one is a wadokei that tells traditional Japanese time where the hours varied according to the seasons (for example, longer daylight hours in summer and shorter in winter). The second one shows the 24 seasonal periods of the traditional Japanese solar year. The third side shows the day of the week, while the fourth indicates the date according to the Chinese sexagenary cycle (translation: it shows the day based on the ten lunar calendar signs and the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac). The fifth side displays the day of the month and has a sphere in the center that shows the phases of the moon. Finally, the last dial shows the usual time.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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I find it fascinating that Japan has a Tom & Jerry museum, never mind the specifics of the exhibits.

If a weeaboo meets one of the patrons of the museum they mutually annihilate. :)
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I'd guess it would port just fine to any foreign nation. Nothing to translate.

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Tom got the wrong end of the fucking stick. Just like Wiley Coyote did.

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Very Japanese. :D
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↑ Indeed, looks straight out of Studio Ghibli. :)

Something more martial?

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Typical of things in Japan, that gun is overstaffed.
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I have not personally encountered this. Just saw it on reddit.
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You wouldn't. That's in the MiB HQ in Tokyo.
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Nope not a baby Yoda thing...just...no.
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Holy shit, that kinda look like a baby yoda
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In case anyone is still in the dark:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/6/2099 ... -streaming
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:17 am
Holy shit, that kinda look like a baby yoda
It's a miracle! :o


Move over Jesus and Mary. :notsure:
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