Monday, February 27, 2006

Historical or Hysterical

Alexander the Great rode into battle a piece of white cloth tied around his wrist soaked in the juice of a special wild berry so it changed to the color brown in the daylight growing progressively darker as the day wore on thereby allowing him to tell the time of day by its shade of brown; this crude but effective time piece became the world’s first wrist watch and later to be immortalized in the song Alexander’s rag time band.

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