It was a better time for science.
|Wonko the Sane |
If SCIENCE is to thrive then endangered species must die
Edison, you absolute shitbag!
Proof that even the smartest guy in the world can turn into a total cunt when his rightness is at stake.
C. Eloi Marx
Zaw, a few thing:
1. Edison didn't invent the light bulb, the general design was made by English chemist Humphry Davy in 1809. Edison's particular design was from patents he bought in 1875 from Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans. The light bulb has many fathers over more then 100 years of development before it became practical, Edison's bulbs weren't even particularly good ones.
2. Most cities had good gaslight infrastructure, and with a gas mantle they provided light that was brighter, cheaper and more reliable then electric light in the late 19th century. It was only because electricity could power other household items that the light bulb took off in the 20th century.
I'd like the fact that I 5-starred this video to be taken into consideration when I claim that I'm not really mad at a guy for killing an elephant in black and white a hundred years ago.
What I'm really annoyed about is the lack of sound. That must have been something else.
Back then you could do anything you wanted to an animal. He could have shot it with a cannon. "Elephant vs 18 field gun" would have been the coolest movie ever.
ZTC: For sound, play http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=27085 in the background
I think you mean this clip: http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=30523
Marx: Jesus, you're right. Let's get to the Supreme Court.
This video is shocking.
Take that, Tesla!
Take that thousands who were executed by electric chair because this convinced a few people it was more humane than hanging.
I still don't get why we stopped using guillotines. They're simple, they're cheap, they're quick, they're painless, they're effective, and they give French families a way to pass the time on a hot summer day. Seriously, if we're going to have the death penalty, why do we need all this fancy crap?
On a slight tangent, Peter Christopherson included this bit on NIN's Closure video.
Needs a "ssssmokin'" tag.
PLEASE DON'T WESTINGHOUSE THE ELEPHANTS
19th Century format wars
p.s. Edison was a douchebag
"the faces of death" related links aren't so great, but holy shit, you can fry an elephant in 3 seconds!
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