February 11, 2010
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Archaeologists reconsider the space-time continuum after finding a century-year-old Swiss watch in a Ming dynasty tomb sealed more than four centuries years ago.
The mysterious timepiece was encrusted in mud and rock and had stopped at 10:06 am.
Watches were not around at the time of the Ming Dynasty and Switzerland did not even exist as a country, an expert pointed out.
Thank goodness for experts.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 11, 2010 09:54 AM
The watch belong(s|ed) to Ethelbert Grimes, Time Patrol Agent 3rd Class (b 14th April 2214, Vancouver, Columbia Free State; d 2 November 12 BC, in Rome, aged 103). The discovery of the ring, which he purchased in 1910 in London and considered a personal treasure until it was lost on a mission, was the proximate cause of his not being promoted to Agent 2nd Class and subsequent exile to pre-Christian Rome as an observer.
Posted by: Ric Locke at February 11, 2010 02:24 PM
I knew that Observer: Rome (pre-Christian) position was filled before it was even posted. My resume probably never made it out of the slush pile.