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4 Fantastic Clocks from Islamic Heritage

With the arrival of Islam came a strong emphasis on time management:

Prayers have been prescribed for the believers at set times.
(Surat An-Nisa’ 4:103) 1,050 more words


Practical Mechanics

My grandfather is famous in my family for just giving people STUFF –especially to grandkids. A handful of my childhood memories consist of what I thought were treasures from my papa: old pennies out of print, lost pendants of gold-plated bronze, sparkly stones with no chain attached, random hunks of translucent sea salt—ICE CREAM. 807 more words

Nature Ticks

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Home Decor

October 4th 2015

Lechlade Antiques Fair is next on show on October 4th 2015.

We sometimes have a few badges for collectors from clubs and societies, so my challenge is to find a badge for “The Boys Brigade” although never a member, it shall be 132 years since William Smith founded the organisation. 92 more words

The Elephant Clock

This page comes from an A.D 1315 treatise on fantastic devices invented by the author Badi al-Zaman al-Razzaz al‑Jazari (1136-1206). His elephant clock was especially intricate: every half hour, the bird on the dome whistled; the man below dropped a ball into the dragon’s mouth; and the driver hit the elephant with his goad. 24 more words


Steampunk: The Science of Fiction

In honor of my steampunk poem reaching 4,000 views on my Wattpad profile, I figured I would share it here as well. It has become my most popular work on the site by far. 160 more words