I just stumbled across this video, by the great Irish comedian Dave Allen. In it he tries to explain to a young child how to read an analogue clock. When you think about it, this does seem like one of the most confusing ideas in the universe.
|"Wait you are telling me sometimes a 1 is a 5?"|
With the advent of digital watches, and the like, I guess the need to be able to read an analogue watch is not so great. But my dad was telling me when he was in school the teacher used to spend 3 months teaching telling the time. I guess that's why people like to wear analogue watches it conveys to others that you are intelligent , because you understand how a watch works.
|"That's right ladies, I can tell the time"|
I wonder if that's what inspired Flava Flav
|"I am the most intelligent man in the world, look at the size of my watch"|