How Grandfather Clocks Got Their Name

In an interesting episode of Today I Found Out, host Simon Whistler explains how grandfather clocks originally got their name.

Grandfather clocks- with their long cases, pendulums, echoing chimes, and Roman numerals- seem to belong to the world of courting parlors, Model-T Fords, silent movies, and going out on a date for an ice cream soda. In short, the world of grandparents. (read more)