Clocks Run Clockwise For a Logical Reason
Why do clocks run clockwise? It might seem like this was an arbitrary choice between two equally valid directions, but there's actually a good and logical reason behind the direction that the hands on a clock turn. Watch the video below to find out.
Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?
If clocks were invented on the Southern hemisphere, things might have been different.
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Key Facts In This Video
A saccade is the quick movement your eyeballs make when they look from one object to another. (0:29)
When you shift your eyes to another fixed point, your brain replaces the resulting blur of movement with an image of the point your eyes moved to. (1:04)
Every day, you lose approximately 40 minutes to saccadic masking. (2:22)