Charlie Buttrey

July 6, 2017

In September of 2004, Pennsylvanian Jerry Lynn tied an alarm clock to a piece of string. He set the alarm for 7:50 p.m., and lowered it down an air vent in his home in the hope that it would help him find the right spot to drill a hole for a TV cable. The clock came off of the string, and dropped inside the wall.

Thirteen years later, the alarm still goes off every day at 7:50 p.m.

At some point, Lynn reckons that he’ll need to sell the house. But he doesn’t think this particular feature needs to be disclosed to a potential buyer.

And to this day, he has no regrets about the plan. “It wasn’t that it wasn’t a good idea,” he explains. “It just didn’t have good execution.”

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