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Kentucky Floral Clock

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Hidden : 01/03/2003
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

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Time never stands still around the State Capitol. Kentucky's floral clock measures off the minutes a foot and a half at a time!

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There are other flower clocks in the world-one in Canada at Niagara Falls, some in Europe, and smaller ones in the United States. Kentucky's is unique because it keeps time over a pool of water instead of resting on a bank of earth. The face of the giant clock is 34 feet across. The planter that holds it weighs 100 tons. Dedicated in 1961, the floral clock was a project of the Commonwealth and the Garden Club of Kentucky.

It takes more than 10,000 plants to fill the clock. All are grown in the Commonwealth's own greenhouses near the Capitol. Coins from the pool are used to benefit young people in Kentucky.

What makes the clock tick? Nothing, actually, for the clock neither ticks nor hums in the usual steady fashion of little timepieces. So the hands move every sixty seconds, like this: the minute hand makes a sudden, broad sweep, and the hour hand shifts distinctly to keep pace with it. The works consist of six gears and an electric meter, plus an infinitely accurate control mechanism that makes corrections every hour and even resets the clock in case the power fails. All this is enclosed in the stone pedestal on which the planter rests.

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To log this cache please take a picture of yourself AT the cache location and send an email to me with the answers to the following questions:
1) How long and how heavy is the minute hand?
2) How long and how heavy is the hour hand?
3) What day was it dedicated?

note: for full viewing pleasure, i would suggest you visit this cache in spring or summer.

FWIW: the cache requirements were changed due to too many people logging this from their computer desk.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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