"A cuckoo making an appearance every millennium."

The 10,000 year clock that ticks once a year

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Sat, Feb 24th, 2018 11:59 by capnasty NEWS

Albeit I understand the artistic concept of "inspiring a more long-term view of the world and our place in it," the $42 million that went behind the 10,000 year clock seems a bit excessive considering what's going on in the world right now.

The clock will tick just once a year, with a century hand marking every 100 years, and a cuckoo making an appearance every millennium. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos – a supporter of the project who has pumped $42m into it – has encouraged people to visit the temporal monument, but warned them that doing so will take ‘commitment’. The nearest airport is several hours away by car, and the foot trail to the clock rises about 2,000 ft above a valley.

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