Monday, June 19, 2006

B.C. Battery

On today's Uncle John's Bathroom Almanac Daily Page A Day Calendar today tells of an electric battery in the National Museum of Iraq. It is a clay jar containing a copper roll and a cooper disc with an iron rod. They discovered if they fill the jar with vinegar it puts out about 2 volts of electricity. It is dated c200 B.C.

I want to know while they were making the tests did a mechanical rabbit roll by beating a drum?

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5 Comments:

Blogger Suzanne said...

I would not surprised if it was looted out of the museum recently. Sigh. Mechanical bunny or not, it sounds cool.

1:19 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Suzanne,
I didn't think of that, I bet it was looted.
Uncle John's writer went on and elaborated that they probably linked a series of batteries and used them to electroplate gold onto silver.
The way I think about the people of that area and also all kinds of torture laws being violated, I bet those ancient batteres could send a strong torture shock to a man's testicles. Wait! Now I bet they were looted!

1:33 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

You know it did, Eddie.....LOL

8:38 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

the insurgency...still going...

1:10 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Steve,
I like that: the insurgency... still going...

Judy,
Welcome back!

4:18 AM  

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