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tsampikos
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PostSubject: Did you know that....   Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:19 am

....the Reality may be different? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Did you know that....   Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:33 am

Very interesting tsampikos. I had always thought that Nero was in Rome when it burned. It never dawned on me that the violin hadn't been invented yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Did you know that....   Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:17 pm

I always figured that Nero used one of the ancestors of the violin.
Maybe one of the things on this page...
http://violin.koopal.com/violin-history.htm

Of course it comes as no surprise that he was 30 miles away when Rome was burning.
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PostSubject: Re: Did you know that....   Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:42 am

I always thought Nero fiddled while Rome burned. I guess I was wrong all this time.

I wonder now why people believed this?
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PostSubject: Re: Did you know that....   Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:07 am

Possibly the same people that say Marconi invented radio .
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PostSubject: Re: Did you know that....   Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:18 pm

Hi Faust. You are probably right about that. Who really knows. I don't know about Marconi but very often someone is credited for inventing something because they got to the patent office first. Actually there are quite a few people who are credited with discovering or inventing something that someone else really discovered or invented.

In the case of Nero I expect that myth got started right after Rome burned.

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PostSubject: Re: Did you know that....   Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:06 pm

hatshepsut wrote:
Hi Faust. You are probably right about that. Who really knows. I don't know about Marconi but very often someone is credited for inventing something because they got to the patent office first. Actually there are quite a few people who are credited with discovering or inventing something that someone else really discovered or invented.

In the case of Nero I expect that myth got started right after Rome burned.

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You may be correct Hats . In the case of radio , that little invention is from the mind of Nikola Tesla . Tesla is also responsible for Alternate Current electricity .I may be mistaken , but , I think that elementary (k-12) books still credit Marconi with inventing radio even though that patent was properly given to Tesla in the 1950's .
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