Clock designed to tick for 10,000 years

June 24, 2011 7:07:56 PM PDT
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is building a clock, but it's not your everyday cuckoo clock.

It's being built inside a mountain in west Texas and will keep ticking for 10,000 years.

It's designed to tick just once a year, with a "century hand" that advances every hundred years.

Bezos calls the clock a "symbol" and "an icon for long-term thinking." He's putting $42 million into the project.