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…It’s Things Thursday: The Average Day?

The Average Day

The Average Day is a fantastic watch from Mr Jones Watches that “eschews the conventional division of a day into 24 hours, instead it divides into units of median daily routine”.

By breaking the dial down into segments that represent what an average person does on an average day, you can see what you should be, on average, doing at any time.

It’s even split into AM and PM, with the outer loop representing the former, and the inner representing the latter, so that you can roll right through a full 24 hours without missing a beat.

The production is a signed limited edition of 100 pieces, and each has the edition number engraved on the back of the case, which itself features commissioned artwork by Kate Street.

At just $150, if you want one, you better hurry.

[Mr Jones Watches]

[Via: LikeCool]

…It’s a large world?

Small WorldThe irony of this story is almost too much to handle: Apparently, the Small World ride at Disneyland can’t handle the big world that we currently live in.

The ride was built in 1963, and was designed to hold male riders that averaged 175 pounds, and female riders that averaged 135 pounds.

Unfortunately, as we all know, those averages are no longer true, and the boats are starting to bottom out under all of the extra weight.

To combat this problem, ride operators are leaving empty seats, but even this doesn’t seem to prevent the bottoming out, so the ride is going to have to be reengineered to handle the extra pounds.

I guess it’s not such a small world after all.

[Via: Consumerist]

[Photo Via: cokeisit7]