Now this is interesting - Bolivia reworking their clocks

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From the Tampa Bay, FL Fox News affiliate:

Bolivia rebels at rightist timepieces, flips clock
Bolivia's leftist government is turning back the clock. Or, more precisely, turning it backward.

The government this week flipped the clock atop the Congress building so that while it's accurate, the hands now turn to the left, a direction known elsewhere as counterclockwise.

Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca announced the modification Tuesday. He said it was only logical that a clock in the Southern Hemisphere should turn in the opposite direction of a Northern Hemisphere clock.

The president of Congress, Marcelo Elio, on Wednesday called the reform "a clear expression of the de-colonization of the people" under President Evo Morales, who became the country's first indigenous president when he won office in 2005 and is up for re-election in October.

Vice President Alvaro Garcia said the government is thinking about similarly modifying all clocks at public institutions.

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Actually, this makes good astronomical sense as below the equator, the suns shadow moves anti-clockwise. Sundials south of the equater already have this layout. Sad about the strengthening leftist policies though - the poor citizens will never know what hit them until it's too late and the infrastructure is crumbling.  Ideas so good they have to be mandatory...

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