We need this because reasons. This one’s for the coffee drinkers amongst you - British designer Joshua Renouf has come up with a coffee making alarm clock which can wake you up with a fresh cup of joe.
The task of an alarm clock was once accomplished by the neighborhood knocker-up. Don’t let the title fool you; this wasn’t the guy they hired to impregnate all the town’s women (that was the milkman’s job). A knocker-up was the person who walked around town in the frigid early hours of the morning with a 12-foot stick and knocked on the townspeople’s doors and windows to rouse them from their slumber.