Watch an Idiot Accidentally Destroy an Expensive Clock at a Museum

watch and clock museum There's are numerous reason museums place "Do Not Touch" signs in plain view for patrons to see. One of the biggest — idiots who touch the artifacts up the chances that said artifact will wind up in a billion pieces and scattered all over the floor. And that's what happened when one idiot ignored the rules at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The museum features more than 1,500 clocks on display. Some, as you can imagine, don't run all of the time. The theory goes that the visitor in the video noticed that the clock wasn't running on time. Being the helpful chap that he is, the man decides to poke and prod and pull at the clock in hopes of, perhaps, impressing the staff with his volunteerism. Also: Video: Earwax Irrigation Is So Gross You’ll Keep Watching The museum features more than 1,500 clocks on display. Some, as you can imagine, don't run all of the time. The theory goes that the visitor in the video noticed that the clock wasn't running on time. Being the helpful chap that he is, the man decides to poke and prod and pull at the clock in hopes of, perhaps, impressing the staff with his volunteerism. It didn't work out that way. The museum put the video clip on its Instagram page with a note: "This is why we beg visitors not to touch museum objects!" And lucky for the idiot, they've decided not to press charges.

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