posted on May, 7 2006 @ 10:25 PM
In this thread..
Post atleast one or two "did you knows
", I'll start off with a couple:
- Heron of Greece invented steam power in 50 BC. But the leaders of the day thought that it would cause unemployment which may lead to unrest and the
invention, well, ran out of steam.
- Garde a l'eau!
It is often incorrectly quoted that the toilet was invented by a Mr Thomas Crapper in the 18th century. There was a Mr Crapper around at the time - he
happened to be a successful plumber, appropriately.
- First to fly?
At 10h35 on Friday 17 December 1903, Orville Wright took the Flyer that he and his brother Wilbur built into the air for what has come to be known as
the first powered flight. Earlier, unbeknownst to them, Gustave Whitehead and Richard Pearse were also experimenting with flying machines
- A badminton shuttle travels easily up to 180 km/h (112 mph). It is one of the fastest objects in sports.
[edit on 5/7/2006 by Masisoar]