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    1. Why do we always take off our waterproof watch before we take a bath but not before we get in the hot tub? (Contributed by Leigh Durand)
    2. Why do the minute hands on school clocks always click backward before advancing? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. When they first invented the clock how did they know what time it was to set it? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do people without a watch look at their wrist when you ask them what time it is? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why is it that you can't remember the time when asked five seconds after you've looked at your watch? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why do we say our alarm clock goes off when it comes on? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why is it that when the alarm clock rings the best part of the day is over? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. If you Xerox your watch would you have time to spare? (Contributed by Steven)
    9. Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    10. Isn't an alarm clock just an aggravating thing that makes people rise and whine? (Contributed by J.J.)
    11. Why do clocks run clockwise? (Contributed by ZBQ)
    12. Shouldn't all second-hand clocks have a second-hand on them? Why don't they? (Contributed by Don F.)
    13. Why is it that the most expensive watches that guarantee seconds-per-year accuracy have no numbers on their dial face? How are you supposed to tell what minute it is? Let alone what second? (Contributed by Richard Rhodes)
    14. Why get a clock with second hands when you can get one with brand new ones? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    15. What was clockwise called before clocks were invented? (Contributed by scola)
    16. In regard to Daylight Savings Time why don't we move the clocks half an hour and be done with the whole thing? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    17. Who's on the face of Mickey Mouse's watch? (Contributed by Poppi c15)
    18. Why did they only put twelve hours on a clock when there are twenty-four hours in a day? (Contributed by Angela Trana)
    19. How did people make appointments before there were clocks? (Contributed by Rob Brezsny)
    20. Where can you buy a false alarm clock? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Why are hands on a clock called hands? They don't even look like hands do they? (Contributed by Paula Pence)
    22. Why aren't there any 'Grand MOTHER Clocks'? (Contributed by Algoma)
    23. If all the clocks in the world stopped, what time would it be? (Contributed by Steven LaPha Jr.)
    24. What's up with saying clockwise? Since when are clock's wise? (Contributed by Don F.)
    25. Which way is clockwise on a digitial watch? (Contributed by Mark Bakke)
    26. Why is a 'watch' called a watch? Afterall, do you have to watch a watch any more than you have to watch a clock? (Contributed by Michael)
    27. Why are they called time-clocks? Aren't all clocks designated to keep time? (Contributed by Judy Stockrahm)
    28. On most clocks there is a little hand, a big hand, and a second hand, right? But what happened to the first hand? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    29. What would the government do if everyone refused to change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. If a clock is hungry does it go back four seconds? (Contributed by carlj)
    31. Are cuckoo clocks extinct? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    32. Wouldn't the one thing you can learn by watching the clock be that it passes time by keeping its hands busy? (Contributed by Cerberus)
    33. Is there such a thing as a Minnie Mouse Watch? (Contributed by Randy)
    34. What's a sundial in the shade? (Contributed by Eure)
    35. Why do they say "an alarm goes off" if it's really going on? (Contributed by DG)
    36. Why do people refer to a 24-hour clock? There is no such thing, is there? Don't they only go to 23 hours and 59 minutes? (Contributed by Liam)
    37. Why do farmers use roosters as alarm clocks? Wouldn’t ducks be better? Don’t ducks wake you up at the quack of dawn? (Contributed by Joe)
    38. What do deaf people do for alarm clocks? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    39. How do wild cuckoos find clocks to live in? (Contributed by SportsFan)
    40. Wouldn't it be better to call the timepiece on our wrist a "glance"? How often do we WATCH it? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    41. Do astronauts change their clocks when they move over different time zones in space? (Contributed by CT)
    42. How come, even under ideal conditions, people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket or Pinning the Tail on the Donkey, but can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time? (Contributed by Michael)
    43. When clocks get hungry do they go back four seconds? (Contributed by Pat F.)
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