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Originally posted by catwhoknows
While I have a captive Brit.
I would like to ask you why your country has gone over to Islam?
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
reply to post by birdyat101
One thing you did leave out Thank God was Fish and Chips because the English cannot cook good fish and chips (french fries) to save their lives. They actually eat the stuff with vinegar and do not know how to season a fish or chip batter at all. This is the bland common foods you feed to the peasants and the use of vinegar well.. That's not even a spice with a palatable flavor. That's just wrong on so many levels ( Yeah.. I am being Nice)
Now, you want some real fish and chips you come to Louisiana and let me cook you some fresh Cajun style catfish and battered seasoned chips. Your taste buds will never allow that other swill to go near your lips again.
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
69 hmmm 69 err sorry sidetracked.
69.Plymouth Argyle, just cos ok.
Originally posted by birdyat101
Master Shen long..............................
you just made my hero list lol AND as if i fogot the kebab! lol and yes drinking i think ireland might just beat us for that lol
Originally posted by wheresthetruth
And lest we forget who gave the world the automobile and air travel.
In fact, when we speak about who invented the airplane first, we must also take into consideration the case of one Clement Ader from France. In 1890 he was witnessed flying an airplane that he named 'Eole', albeit at a height of 12 inches from the ground and for a distance of about 50 meters. By 1892, the height of this airplane had increased to 2 feet, and it could cover a distance of about 200 meters at a stretch. Why Ader is not given as much credit as the Wright brothers, no one knows. But the truth of the matter is that he played a vital role in the invention of the airplane for mankind, as the Wright brothers' model was based on this one as well.
The Wright brothers invented their flying machine in 1903, but in 1906, a Brazilian living in France and going by the name Alberto Santos-Dumont, successfully flew a proper fixed wing airplane. There are many historians who answer the question of 'who invented the airplane' with Dumont's name, as they believed that the Wright brothers simply created a model that utilized the gliding principles already in place.
Ferdinand Verbiest invented the first car in the year 1672. It was the first ever car invented and was powered by steam. Ferdinand was an experimentalist and a missionary to China. He built his car in China. Hence you could rightly say, the first ever car was made in China.
In 1769, the first self-propelled car was designed and built by Nicholas Cugnot. His model of car was a three-wheeler.
Francois Isaac Rivaz, a Swiss inventor, designed and invented the first ever car with an internal combustion engine. This car engine was fueled with a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. This car was made in 1806. However, this design was not a success.
The car models designed and built by Samuel Brown, Samuel Morey and Etienne Lenoir were also a failure.
In 1881, Gustave Trouve not only designed and invented the first ever car powered by electricity but also demonstrated the functioning of this automobile at an International Exhibition of Electricity in Paris.
Four years later in 1885, Karl Benz designed and built a car powered by gasoline. This car was made in Germany. This was the first ever car to be granted a patent in 1886. The rest is history and the world acknowledged Karl Benz as the "Inventor of the modern automobile". He also invented the first ever car with an internal combustion flat engine in 1896.