Did ya ever wonder???

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  1. CDRIVE

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    Random thoughts:

    Ever wonder why great inventors had great names? I mean take Helmholtz for example. It screams scientific and importance. Now imagine that the same guy was born Bill Jones! Or imagine Kirchoff born as Bob Williams. How does "William's Law" work for ya? :D
     
  2. beenthere

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    Like Michael Faraday being named Featherstonehaugh? (That's pronounced Fanshaw, BTW.)
     
  3. Georacer

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    Nah, I think you see it that way after you have done the connection in your head, especially since both the names you mentioned are not English.

    Think about Bell and Byrd for example. What's so special about those names? They are quite funny actually.
     
  4. CDRIVE

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    Nah, Alexander Graham Bell has a ring to it! :D
    Thomas Alva Edison rolls off the tongue well too! ;)
     
  5. mbohuntr

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    I was looking at a circuit using a Hartley Oscillator, and I wiki'd it. It amazes me that it was patented in the early 1900's, by a man who probably never saw it on a scope. Pure theory and mathemetics.... WOW!!!! I feel very small now.....:eek:
     
  6. Georacer

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    Hey, people knew about the atoms waaaaaaay before the Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
    Talk about insight...
     
  7. magnet18

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    Nikola Tesla.
    Case and point.
     
  8. RiJoRI

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    That's just from the English getting back -- with a vengeance -- at the French! plateau, Paris, etc. (Is the ough their fault, also?)

    --Rich
     
  9. Papabravo

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    Actually I think the Russian names from science and literature are way cooler. Raskalnikov just screams evil incarnate!
     
  10. spinnaker

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    If Bell's last name was Buzzer would phone buzz instead of ring? :)
     
  11. Adjuster

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    Some credit Bell with inventing the telephone, others think this is a Gray area.

    Watson, on the other hand, is said to have invented the bell.

    I've got to go now - I think the 'phone may be watsoning.
     
  12. retched

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    I wonder, wonder, wonder...who who who....

    Who wrote the book of love? ;)
     
  13. Ron H

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    Reminds me of that old joke:
    Who was Alexander Graham Bell Kowalski?
     
  14. CDRIVE

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    I'm waiting....
     
  15. CDRIVE

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    The one hit wonder "Monotones" sung it. :)
     
  16. Ron H

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    Alexander Graham Bell Kowalski was the first telephone Pole.[​IMG]
     
  17. CDRIVE

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    Ah, a Polish joke!:D
     
  18. magnet18

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    oh, I know a few good polish jokes... but they might get the thread deleted ;)
     
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