Town clocks all wrong

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Jovial_Kitten

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Town clocks all wrong

interesting,keep us updated if you find anyuthing more about this
 

John

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Town clocks all wrong

bump because of earlier test I conducted but must leave for web ring links to work.
 

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This was explained rather easily:

The mystery was solved when it turned out that, in order to do some maintenance work, Hydro One engineers had taken Blind River off the Ontario power grid for a few days.

The whole town had been plugged directly into a local generator that pumps out electricity at a slightly higher frequency than the 60 hertz most North Americans are used to.

Hence, simple electric clocks, which use electrical frequency to measure time, ran fast. Computers, VCRs and modern TVs use more sophisticated methods and weren't affected.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,123300,00.html#ixzz1rxnGT0qd
 

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