Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has started the construction of his $42 million project to build a mechanical clock that will last 10,000 years.
The man behind the idea, Danny Hillis, began talking about the idea for the timepiece that will last 10 millennia in 1995.
I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years. - Danny Hillis
The clock will be built deep inside a mountain in western Texas and will stand approximately 500 feet tall.
Bezos invested his money in the project because of his belief that "humanity" needs to invest in their future.
Over the lifetime of this clock, the United States won’t exist. Whole civilizations will rise and fall. New systems of government will be invented. You can’t imagine the world — no one can — that we’re trying to get this clock to pass through. - Jeff Bezos
No official completion date has been announced, but it will be open to the public as soon as it is finished.
The woman who gained attention worldwide for marrying a pirate ghost is now claiming that she recently had a pregnancy scare.
Amanda Teague, 45, told daytime show Loose Woman that she missed her monthly cycle and a Doctor informed her it could only mean that she was pregnant.
Teague then went and talked to her husband Jack, an 18th century Caribbean pirate, who told explained to her: "It is not possible for a spirit to biologically have a child with a human being, so I'm quite safe."
Teague has 5 children from a previous marriage.
Teague is a Jack Sparrow impersonator herself and claims that her husband also resembles Johnny Depp's character in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
Twelve guests attended the couple's wedding ceremony and she says her family are completely supportive of her relationship with the 300-year-old ghost.
"We became really close - the more I learnt about him, the more I liked him. One day, he said to me: 'We can actually be together you know', but I had never heard of an intimate relationship between a spirit and a human before."
You can feel the weight of the spirit, their touch, the pressure. You can literally feel the physical act of what the spirit is doing to you, and the spirit can feel it too.
We have been told over and over that money can buy everything except happiness or love. eHarmony conducted a survey and it seems that at least half of that statement is false.
The dating site asked 2,000 "everyday Americans" currently in relationships how they felt about their current love situations. 64 percent of them reported that they were happy with their life and partner.
When the dating site asked the same question to households that make $200,000 or more per year, being "happy" was elevated to "completely in love" 71 percent of the time.
With 27 percent of arguments stemming from money issues, it really is no wonder that more money in a relationship means less problems.
Check out other interesting love statistics courtesy of eHarmony.com below.
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