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Random Fact: What Came Before Alarm Clocks

While we have all graduated our wake up system to alarms on our phones, people used to punch ringing alarm clocks after being woken up. However, what came before those?

Introducing, the “Knocker Uppers!”

In Britain, people would rely on other people to wake up.

Meaning, the “Knocker Upper” would walk down the street and hit your door or window a few times. Rods were used, but so were pea shooters, rattles, and friggin’ HAMMERS.

I get flipped out by the weird cop knocks delivery people use, but hammers? Good lord.

Read more about the “Knocker Uppers” HERE!


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