Sure, sundials are totally impractical in the age of precise atomic clocks, but this digital sundial cube is still the coolest. Made out of 59 plates of metal cut to match the angle of the sun at different times of the day, the Sun Cube casts a dot-matrix number to mark each hour.
We live in a base-10 world. The decimal system governs everything from the binary functions of computers to the amount of change you get when you buy a Mashed Potato Slurpee. So why isn't the standard Earth day just 10 hours long? Credit the Egyptians for that one.
The latest awesome image from the Cassini orbiter gives us an unusually rotated view of the rings around Saturn. They essential form the largest sundial in the known universe, revealing Saturn's seasons, just like Earth sundials tell the time.
David from Ironic Sans came up with this Bulbdial clock, a marriage of lamps and sundials that makes an incredible amount of sense to us. It's not real in the sense that your mortgage is real, but it is a nice design that takes the best of electricity and the best of shadows and makes something we'd definitely buy.…
By Brendan I. Koerner
We once knew a girl whose face was so ugly it could stop a sundial, so if she lives near Wrigley Field in Chicago, she won't have any way of knowing that it's time to stop eating Egg McMuffins and start digging into Big Macs. Ad agency Leo Burnett dreamed up this idea for a McDonald's billboard that takes us fast…