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The future is unwritten
Join Date: Oct 2002
Feb 22nd, 2017: Sundial Cannon
In days of old when, knights were bold, and watches werenít invented, noon was the most important time of day.
High noon didnít vary by more than a few seconds(30 max) from day to day, so it was the only reliable reference.
Some were set up in the town square or park, smaller ones on estates or farms to call the help for lunch, and some were as
big as a Navy cannon.
Today, the only functioning sundial cannon resides in Ňtvidaberg, Sweden, housed inside a red brick tower, installed in 1853,
then disused for a long time when reliable clocks appeared. It was restored in 1986, the 6-pound cannon is fired everyday at
1 PM, from May to September. Itís fired by the Sun except on cloudy days Sun Gunner lights a match.
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