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Re: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

by LanX (Archbishop)
on Feb 01, 2017 at 14:03 UTC ( #1180754=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

Oh, electricity was "invented" ? :)

Must have been long before the pope released babies from purgatory. ;-)

Cheers Rolf
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Je suis Charlie!

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Re^2: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?
by Eily (Monsignor) on Feb 01, 2017 at 15:02 UTC

    But it probably happened long after the discovery of inventing.

      I know it's a pun...

      ... but the question if "invention" is older than the knowledge of electricity is interesting.

      IMHO achievements like Archimedes_screw were known before static electricity after rubbing amber (ἤλεκτρον = "Úlektron" in Greek) was described.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
      Je suis Charlie!

      Update

      and for completeness the Electric Eel stems from South America, but I doubt the "inventors" left written records about the name! ;)

        This is a question easily answered if you look at the right resources. In this case the technology-tree of Civilization Revolution: it clearly shows that "invention" is a pre-requisite to "electricity".

        Rata (who likes this poll)

        I don't know how it works in English but in French, the meaning of "invention" covers both the creation of a new idea and the discovery of something unknown, especially in archaeology: we speak about "the Nefertiti tomb inventor", for example, meaning the guy who discovered it.

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