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Albert Einstein-Inspired Clock Forces You To Solve Equations To Tell Time

Albert Einstein-Inspired Clock Forces You To Solve Equations To Tell Time

Depending upon your definition of time, it could be the linear progression of events in a nonspatial continuum or simply “that which a clock measures.” Albert Einstein proposed that the very concept of time itself was relative and not a fixed constant. It’s a fascinating theory, but most of us just need to know the time in order to figure out if we’re going to be late to Chipotle. Now, there’s an Einstein-inspired clock that challenges its owners to solve math equations to determine the hours and minutes of a day.

ThinkGeek has unveiled its Albert Math Clock, which has a fairly simple design and a unique concept. Instead of the traditional info offered by a time piece, the Albert Clock displays a series of calculations once per minute and requires observers to solve them in order to discover the correct time. But for the truly ambitious, the setting can be changed to mix up the equations once every 10 seconds as well. Of course, there are various degrees of difficulty, but the easiest setting could be used for children who are starting basic math in school.

As you can see above, the first three levels of difficulty shouldn’t be too hard for anyone who can handle basic math in their heads. The fourth level of difficulty is a little tricker, but not impossible. The real challenge is solving the equation before it disappears off of the screen.

The Albert Clock can be easily switched between the 12-hour or 24-hour format; it can also be displayed on its own or mounted on a wall. This may not be the most casual clock to use, but it should keep math lovers entertained. You can buy it directly from ThinkGeek for $319.99.

What do you think about the Albert Clock? Embrace a non-linear progression to the comment section below!

Images: ThinkGeek 

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