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The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

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[-] z00s 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

He gets woken up by the wakeyuppy-wakeyupperer, who in turn is woken up by the wakeyupper-wakeyupper-wakeyupperer.

Basically, at least one person had to be awake at any given moment or society would collapse. It happened once and they didn't recover for hundreds of years, that's why they called it "The Dark Ages".

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