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Articles tagged with: centennial

10,000 Year Clock Being Built

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is helping to fund a special project that will make a clock tick for 10,000 years, embedded inside a mountain. The project involves thinkers, inventors, and investors, and the idea is for the clock to tick once a year, keeping time for the next 10,000 years.

The clock will most likely be installed in a chamber within a cave deep in the Sierra Diablo Mountains in West Texas. The clock was originally thought by the inventor, Danny Hillis and a non-profit group called the Long Now Foundation.

New Dutch Coin Can Be Scanned

The Royal Dutch Mint has just produced a limited edition of QR coded coins to celebrate the 100th (centennial) anniversary of the Mint in Utrecht. The silver coin is worth 5 euros and the gold coin is worth 10 euros. Both coins will be issued this month, on June 22nd.

What makes these coins unique is that you can scan the code that is found on the back of each coin. Supposedly the code will provide information on where the coin was manufactured, and the scan currently points to this site.