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What were electric eels called before electricity was discovered ?
ChristopherHere's a good answer from Quora:
In short, electricity has been known since antiquity, and the electric eel wasn't named by Europeans until the 1760s, around the time Ben Franklin was experimenting with electricity.
Jun 25 2018 07:17 AM
G-manI believe they were referred to as torpedoes. Albeit, nowadays that term seems reserved for electric rays.
Jun 26 2018 09:55 AM
G-manThen again, further reading shows that the electric eel was limited to South America, then any mention pre-1760s of torpedoes would have been referencing electric rays.
Jun 26 2018 10:00 AM
In response to rumors: the only heart-shaped Valentine's food I have made in 30 years was creme brulee, but for that I regret nothing. NOTHING!
Water pipe burst on 7th floor flooding out Wing 2 of my office. Ah, the joys of working in a building over 100 years old.
G-manAfter allowing sufficient time to dry out, and a delay in awarding the contract, work began last week to repair the damage.
Feb 26 2018 12:09 PM
G-manSo, they finished with the repairs today. Hooray. Then we had a fire in another part of the building. OY VEY.
Mar 01 2018 03:12 PM
FnlPrblmwth G...lol Do you work on the 13th fl? ;)
Well, look at the bright side. The flooding and/or fire did not take out the building all together. That's the mark of quality there.
Apr 18 2018 10:24 AM
Finally accomplished 2017 Resolution, and got a new bed. Could've done w/o the stressors life threw at me during the process. Knee and head are getting better.
Reported a broken window in my office bldg this morning, and it was fixed before my l finished my lunch.
No more kidney infection, but do have HBP. On Lisinopril now
Virgil VoxWell, I'm glad the kidney infection is gone at least. Are you feeling any better?
Jul 26 2017 12:01 PM
EChattyMuch, thank you. They're also treating me for HBP. It's under control now too.
Aug 26 2017 05:49 PM
OrpheusJust have them monitor your kidney function. The drug reps love to call Lisinopril the "kidney protective" option -- and it is, for *diabetics*, but not necessarily everyone else. Not that it's bad: I let my mom take it.
Oct 08 2017 04:04 PM