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The hourglass has also been called a "sand clock". Some people still use hourglasses for games and as egg timers in the kitchen. But the steampunk craze is bringing back the aesthetics of yore and hourglasses are experiencing an uptick of popularity within that subculture. They’re also often used symbolically in artwork and media presentations. The “wait” icon in some computer operating systems is a symbolic use of an hourglass.
Hourglasses have been with us for centuries and have a colourful place in human history.
So, here are ten random facts about hourglasses that will surprise you:
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