Monday, May 4, 2015

Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham bell?

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Antonio Meucci was the first person who demonstrated a working model of an electric device called the “teletrofono”. He made it 5 years before Alexander Graham bell’s telephone patent.

Since Meucci got Ill, he failed to send the $10 required to renew his caveat in 1974.

When Graham bell patent was registered in 1876, Meucci sued. He’d sent his original sketches and working models to the lab at Western Union. By an extraordinary coincidence, Bell worked in the very same lab and the models had mysteriously disappeared.

Meucci died while his case against bell was still under way. As a result, it was Bell, not Meucci who got the credit for the invention.

In 2004, the balance was partly redressed by the US House of Representatives who passed a resolution that “the life achievement of Antonio Meucci should be recognized, and his work in the invention of the telephone should be acknowledged”.

Lloyd, J., & Mitchinson, J. (2006). The book of general ignorance. New York: Harmony Books.

What is the largest Living thing?

This is the world's largest living Organism, it's roots cover 800 hectares. It is edible but does not taste very good. **Nature Living, Fairies Rings, Edible Mushrooms, Mushrooms Alice, Giants Mushrooms, Jellyfish Mushrooms, Love Cake, Alice Wonderland, Fungi Perfectioso
It’s a mushroom.

It’s not even a particular rare one. You've probably got the honey fungus in your garden, growing on a dear tree-stump.
It covers 890 hectares and is between 2000 and 8000 years old. Most of it is underground form of a massive mat of tentacle-like roots. These spread along tree roots, killing trees and peeping up through the soil occasionally as innocent-looking clumps of honey mushrooms.

The Giant honey fungus of Oregon was initially thought to grow in separate cluster throughout the forest, but researchers have now confirmed it is the world’s single biggest organism, connected under the soil.

Lloyd, J., & Mitchinson, J. (2006). The book of general ignorance. New York: Harmony Books.