A Rant.

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Paddy31, Oct 24, 2004.

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  1. Paddy31

    Paddy31 Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Pukekohe, NZ
    Thomas Edison did not invent the electric light bulb. It was Joseph Swan. Edison took his idea.

    In 1860, Swan developed a primitive electric light, one that utilized a filament of carbonized paper in an evacuated glass bulb. Lack of a good vacuum and an adequate electric source, however, resulted in a short lifetime for the bulb and inefficient light. His design was substantially the one used by Thomas A. Edison nearly 20 years later.

    In 1880, after the improvement of vacuum techniques, both Swan and Edison produced a practical light bulb. Three years later, while searching for a better carbon filament for his light bulb, Swan patented a process for squeezing nitrocellulose through holes to form fibres. In 1885 he exhibited his equipment and some articles made from the artificial fibres. The textile industry has utilized his process. Swan was knighted in 1904.


    This has nothing much to do with anything, except I get fed up of hearing that Edison invented the light bulb. He did not

    Thank you for reading this.
     
  2. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Houyhnhnms
    What does this have anything to do with politics?
     
  3. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin
    Or current events? Some people often forget this is the politics and current events board. Now, if you had posted your rant in rap form, then maybe it would have deserved to stay around.
     
  4. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure. :rolleyes: Next you're going to tell me that Swan invented the automatic hammer too.
     
  5. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA

    Yo - check this out too. Someone told me that Ford did not invent the automobile.

    And the Beatles didn't invent rock 'n' roll either. I've been duped my whole life.
     
  6. Paddy31

    Paddy31 Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Pukekohe, NZ
    It has nothing to do with anything. At all. it is without point and meaningless. It is also in the wrong category. Sorry
     
  7. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Spinal Tap moment.
     
  8. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Swan's lightbulb couldn't be any more brighter.
     
  9. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    ...powered by electricty, which was invented by President Ben Franklin.
     
  10. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    But none of you would know any of this had al gore not invented the internet.
     
  11. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Internets. At least according to Bush.
     
  12. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously this is just another example of liberal exagerations.
     
  13. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Houyhnhnms
    Man! You crack me up!
     

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