The hourglass is only 700 years old, and came into use at almost exactly the same time as the first mechanical clocks. uh.edu/engines/epi1469.ht…
The largest hourglass in the world can run for 1 year. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
If an "hourglass" measures any time other than an hour, it is actually called a "clepsammia." wordinfo.info/unit/1769
Chanel couture was responsible to make "flat-chested" fashions popular in the hourglass-figure dominated 1920s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Ancient Persians used bowls of water to tell time, they were called clepsydra and acted much like an hourglass. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The marshmallows in Lucky Charms represent Lucky's magic powers: hearts = bringing things to life; shooting stars = flying; horseshoes = speeding things up; clovers = luck; blue moons = invisibility; rainbows = teleportation; balloons = making things float; hourglass = power to control time web.archive.org/web/20101…
The Movie Poster for "127 Hours" represents an Hourglass.
Our view of the universe is essentially hourglass shaped with our galaxy as the centre.

This is because the stars, dust, etc in the Milky Way ensure that we can only see up and down with respect to the galaxy's plane(not sure if that's the right term). Well actually I learnt this last week. I had gone to one of nasa's visitor's centres and they had this visual of the universe that one could zoom in and out. I had no idea about this fact at all and I have been looking at excuses to tell more and more folks about this. Just imagine, there might be intelligent life in a galaxy adjacent to us, but we wouldn't be able to observe it(assuming we had some way to observe stuff in real time, ie way faster than light). I just joined reddit today and saw this subreddit. And I immediately thought of this.

Edited this post for autocorrect induced errors.

On a totally unrelated note, TIL how to post on reddit. I am not exactly net illiterate, but it took me a few minutes to figure out how to post this. Not intuitive at all methinks, but then again, it's probably like this on purpose.

EDIT: This is the only reference I could find. I learnt this piece of info in real life and not the internet(that seems to be quite a rare occasion now) hence the lack of a link in the post.

[] Hourglass Manufacturing is a Streamlined Process vimeo.com/22396483
"Some Jolly Roger flags also include an hourglass, representing that the victims' time to surrender was running out." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pir…
You could turn your dead relatives into a functional egg timer. The Hourglass Urn inthelighturns.com/rings-…
In 1505 the world's first portable pocket-sized clock was invented. It acquired the name watch from sailors who used it to replace the hourglasses they used to time their 4-hour shifts of duty, or watches. gallantry.com/blogs/journ…
Soap Operas are called soap operas because the early drama shows were mainly sponsored by soap manufacturers. wordhistories.net/2017/12…
Making hourglasses is a lot of work blog.makezine.com/archive…
Stricken and dying of AIDS, a frail Freddie Mercury appears on camera for the final time in the music video of "Days of Our Lives" with his final words "I still love you". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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