The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

  • Chozo
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    54 months ago

    How did the wakeyuppymen know what time to start wakeyuppying, tho?

    • @z00s
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      4 months ago

      He gets woken up by the wakeyuppy-wakeyupperer, who in turn is woken up by the wakeyupper-wakeyupper-wakeyupperer.

      Basically, at least one person had to be awake at any given moment or society would collapse. It happened once and they didn’t recover for hundreds of years, that’s why they called it “The Dark Ages”.

    • Spiracle
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      24 months ago

      Cities which had someone blow a horn to wake everyone up would also have watchmen walking the city at night. Presumably, they would wake the next person up when their shift ended so that someone is awake at all times.