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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, February 05, 2005
SHORT HISTORY OF POWER
3,000 B.C..
Mesopotamians (who lived in what's now Iraq)
use oil as glue...and Medicine too!

225 A.D.
Estimated birth date of the Baghdad battery,
an electricity producing clay pot device.

1752
Ben Franklin flies a kite in a thudner storm,
establishing the link between electricity and lighting.

1859
Edwin L. Drake drills 69 feet down in Titusville, Pa.,
and gets squirted with black goo. The first oil rig.

1882
The first commercial coal power plant, developed
by Thomas Edicson, begins operation in New York City.

1901
Mass production of cars begin, creating demand for
Iraqi gaoline.

1903
DC creator Thomas Edison electrocutes an elephant
to show the danger of AC power.

1951
Idaho's National Reactor Testing Site, spills the atom,
producing electric power.

1973
OPEC (including Iraq) gets pissed and imposes a U.S. oil
embargo, tripling prices and creating lines at the pump.

1979
Pennsylvania's Three mIle Island nuclear plant has
a meltdown. Luckily, it's contained in the reactor.

1986
The Chernobyl meltdown kills 31 people instantly.
Up to 100,000 more die later from radiation exposure.

2003
Bush hypes a $1.2 billion hydrogen plan to cut
dependency on foreign oil.

(abstracted from MAXIMONLINE/COM)
posted by infraternam meam @ 3:04 AM  
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