Sunday, November 14, 2010

Leonardo Da Vinci's backwards watch

Leonardo’s backwards writing or “mirror writing” has often been mistaken for code—meaning he had something to hide. However, the most likely reason for the backwards writing is that Leonardo was left handed and preferred to pull a pen as opposed to pushing it across the page (to prevent smudging). Like the writing in his notebooks, this watch does everything backwards—the numbers and the hands move counterclockwise.

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