I'm sure most of you have heard about Prague's famous clock in Old Town Square. And I'm sure you've all heard of the hoopla surrounding the ticker every hour on the hour. Well let me just tell you that the clock's "behaviour" of sorts is a myth that needs serious debunking.
None of the people I visited in Prague said anything about the clock and its purported hourly extravaganza. They just left it up to me to discover.
So after a dominant Czech lunch, my brother, sister, and I headed to Old Town Square to check out the clock. A big crowd had gathered, most with cameras, some with video cameras. The person standing directly in front of us had his video camera rolling at the dawning of the hour, at which point I remarked to my brother, "Why would anyone want to video tape this?"
That remark still stands. Cool clock, mind you.