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I've had a bad few weeks. Hoping the next few are better.
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.