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Speedy[143]
3rd Sep 2002, 19:12
Did you know?

At age 20 Alexander Graham Bell taught a stray Skye Terrier to talk; by training the dog to growl on cue and then manipulating his mouth and throat, Bell could make him produce the phonemes "ow, ah, ooh, ga, ma, ma," to say "How are you, Grandmama?"

"Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age":D

Check out ages 1 thru 5..... it will blow your mind:eek:

http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/index.html

XXXOOO
Speedy

Quiet Sound
4th Sep 2002, 09:49
By the time he was my age (22) Alexander the Great was a soldier, an admistrator, a diplomat and king of Macedonia. heheh


As for what that site says...

Charles Darwin set off as ship's naturalist on a voyage to South America and the Galapagos Islands.

James Joyce left his family, his church and his country for the European continent, in order to become a writer.

By 22, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget received his Ph.D., published 20 articles, and wrote a philosophical novel that outlined many of the issues he would explore during his career.

Caresse Crosby became the first person to patent a brassiere, which was made of two handkerchiefs and ribbon sewn together.

The Greek orator Demosthenes, orphaned at age 7, took his guardians to court when he was 22 for misusing his inheritance. He won the case.

Olympic runner Herbert James Elliott, ranked by many as the greatest mile runner ever, retired undefeated at 22.

U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a record 7 Olympic gold medals.

Inventor Samuel Colt patented the Colt six-shooter revolver.

Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the McCormick reaper, which allowed one man to do the work of five.

bravus
4th Sep 2002, 13:20
Most of the things people achieve by my age seem quirky rather than impressive: with the possible exception of the very useful Ohm's Law!

<blockquote>At age 38:

Poet Robert Frost sold his farm and used the proceeds to move to England where he could devote himself primarily to writing, and that made all the difference.

Dian Fossey became the first primatologist to be accepted by mountain gorillas in their natural environment.

French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec invented the stethoscope as a way to avoid having to place the physician's ear to the female patient's breast.

Robert Fulton developed the steam boat.

Physicist Georg Simon Ohm discovered Ohm's Law.

James Marshall discovered gold in California.

Earl Vickers started the Clockworks Project, in which he kept a detailed record of what he was doing and thinking each time a random timer went off. </blockquote>

An invention to <b>avoid</b> getting close to boobies - now what's the point of that? ;)

Bravus

yubetcha
4th Sep 2002, 16:57
Originally posted by bravus


An invention to <b>avoid</b> getting close to boobies - now what's the point of that? ;)

Bravus

LOL! What on earth was he thinking? He ruined it for all of the other men....including doctors :D

BmanRogue
4th Sep 2002, 17:50
Originally posted by bravus
French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec invented the stethoscope as a way to avoid having to place the physician's ear to the female patient's breast.

Enrollment in Medical schools really took a hit after this "genious" made his invention public... Rumor has it he was beaten to death by recent graduate MDs :D