Cambridge has made another piece of history by launching an extraordinary clock by an extraordinary person at Christi College. Launched by Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking, this two million dollar wonder took seven years to be brought to life. The clock is designed by John Taylor, who has already made a reputation for creating bizarre time pieces. The philosophy behind this clock, in Taylor’s word is that “once a minute is gone you can’t get it back” and this is visualized in the form of a huge grasshopper that literally eats the minutes. The clock has the grasshopper with an open mouth, that keeps opening its mouth wide and when the minute is complete, it swallows the time and gulps it down!
The clock is to be placed outside the New Taylor Library, which has been named so after its maker.