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February 8, 1802

On February 8, 1802, American clock inventor, Simon Willard, patented the ‘Banjo Clock’. When his family, friends, and close neighbors and their cats learned about it, they eagerly lined up at his house and took turns bitch-slapping him. When he was finally able to explain to them that his clock only ‘resembled’ a banjo, they … Continue reading

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