Your friend, the clock

clockyClocky only wants to help–it’s not his fault his sole task is to drag you out of bed by any way possible.

An exaggeration, of course. But this furry beast of time, devised by a scientist at MIT, does all it can to wake you; after you hit snooze, it rolls away and hides somewhere else in the room before calling out to you.

Hidden, Clocky continues to make noise until you stumble out of bed after him in a sleep-maddened state.

(Guardian: “Can’t get up? Wake up and find the Clocky,” by Ian Sample [March 26, 2005])