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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.

They believed they were the first to visit the Ming dynasty grave in Shangsi, southern China, since its occupant's funeral. But inside they uncovered a miniature watch in the shape of a ring marked 'Swiss' that is thought to be just a century old.

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 [TypeKey Profile Page] 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.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2010 06:08 PM