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2012-04-07 12:19:17 PM
Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.
 
2012-04-07 12:26:36 PM
Came for Perillos of Athens, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-04-07 12:40:30 PM

O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.


True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.
 
2012-04-07 12:53:34 PM
List is missing John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich.
 
2012-04-07 01:06:14 PM
For Abakovsky's Aerowagon they mistakenly used a photo of the German Schienenzeppelin.
 
2012-04-07 01:53:39 PM
Slide-shows are good for porn when used in Explorer.exe. Thats about it.

For example, Cracked.com is the most horrible website on the shiaternet, but I would highly prefer it over these website sliders
 
2012-04-07 02:51:51 PM
The guy who butchered the Skymaster got what he deserved.
 
2012-04-07 03:18:04 PM
blogs.westword.com
 
2012-04-07 03:20:31 PM

King Something: Came for Perillos of Athens, leaving satisfied.


Got what he deserved.
 
2012-04-07 03:37:51 PM

St_Francis_P: O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.

True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.


That made me laugh much harder than it should have
 
2012-04-07 03:41:53 PM
No Frankenstein?
 
2012-04-07 05:50:40 PM

St_Francis_P: True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.


She got what she deserved for dating Yahoo Serious.
 
2012-04-07 05:56:05 PM
I'm surprised the Segway guy wasn't on the list.
 
2012-04-07 05:56:12 PM

O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.


Came in here to say this.
 
2012-04-07 05:57:21 PM
img846.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-07 06:04:08 PM

unlikely: [blogs.westword.com image 250x317]


To be fair, he didn't invent the creepy-ass bucking stallion sculpture. He merely sculpted one.
 
2012-04-07 06:17:07 PM
meetinnovators.com

Slowly but surely.
 
2012-04-07 06:22:26 PM

Prickly Pete: [img846.imageshack.us image 496x679]


What is it with September 11th and plane crashes? Does the FAA not factor that into their calcuations as well?
 
2012-04-07 06:39:04 PM
image.tin247.comgopaultech.com

Cozy
 
2012-04-07 06:44:10 PM

Prickly Pete: [img846.imageshack.us image 496x679]


That "aircraft" looks like an eagle raping a Chihuahua.
 
2012-04-07 06:50:42 PM

St_Francis_P: O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.

True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.


NO, no, no. You're thinking of Amelia Earhart
 
2012-04-07 07:12:00 PM

SDRR: St_Francis_P: O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.

True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.

NO, no, no. You're thinking of Amelia Earhart


No, no, she was the one who survived the Titanic. You're thinking of Jackie Kennedy.
 
2012-04-07 07:12:58 PM

astro716: unlikely: [blogs.westword.com image 250x317]

To be fair, he didn't invent the creepy-ass bucking stallion sculpture. He merely sculpted one.


I'm pretty sure the "Eat Your Soul" mechanism was his work.
 
2012-04-07 07:18:34 PM

Dwight_Yeast: SDRR: St_Francis_P: O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.

True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.

NO, no, no. You're thinking of Amelia Earhart

No, no, she was the one who survived the Titanic. You're thinking of Jackie Kennedy.


No, the one that survived the Titanic was Jackie Brown. "Unsinkable" Jackie Brown.
 
2012-04-07 07:34:22 PM
 
2012-04-07 07:43:02 PM
neuroflare
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2012-04-07 07:34:22 PM
Here's the non-slideshow edition (new window)
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Thank you -
 
2012-04-07 07:46:18 PM

neuroflare: Here's the non-slideshow edition (new window)


www.mnn.com

Not difficult to see how this would have killed its inventor
 
2012-04-07 07:50:37 PM

LordOfThePings: neuroflare: Here's the non-slideshow edition (new window)

[www.mnn.com image 500x400]

Not difficult to see how this would have killed its inventor


lol, I didn't design the deslidifier damnit!
 
2012-04-07 08:28:41 PM

unlikely: Dwight_Yeast: SDRR: St_Francis_P: O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.

True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.

NO, no, no. You're thinking of Amelia Earhart

No, no, she was the one who survived the Titanic. You're thinking of Jackie Kennedy.

No, the one that survived the Titanic was Jackie Brown. "Unsinkable" Jackie Brown.


No, no, that was Molly Pitcher. The one you're thinking about was Willa Cather, who founded the Girl Scouts.
 
2012-04-07 08:46:53 PM
I heard the guy who invented the cock block died of blue balls.
 
2012-04-07 08:49:27 PM

unlikely: [blogs.westword.com image 250x317]


I see Bluecifer has been represented. I'm satisfied.
 
2012-04-07 09:11:35 PM

FloydA: List is missing John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich.


He's better known as Mama Cass.
 
2012-04-07 09:17:00 PM
Whoever posted Drew's pic, you win the thread.

/too lazy to scroll up and find the handle
 
2012-04-07 09:18:49 PM

King Something: Came for Perillos of Athens, leaving satisfied.


It's bullshiat.

He didn't die in that thing.
 
2012-04-07 09:55:25 PM
gizmodo.com

/He was found impaled on this.
//Hotlinked, 'cause I'm all liquored up.
 
2012-04-07 10:51:38 PM
So if someone had been a little better at welding, we could have flying pintos. It's like we missed the opportunity to actually live the life of the Jetsons.
 
2012-04-07 11:27:10 PM

IlGreven: unlikely: Dwight_Yeast: SDRR: St_Francis_P: O.M.E.: Madame Curie did not invent radium or polonium. One may just as well claim to have invented gold.

True, but it was amazing that a blind girl hiding from the Nazis could find time to do so much chemistry.

NO, no, no. You're thinking of Amelia Earhart

No, no, she was the one who survived the Titanic. You're thinking of Jackie Kennedy.

No, the one that survived the Titanic was Jackie Brown. "Unsinkable" Jackie Brown.

No, no, that was Molly Pitcher. The one you're thinking about was Willa Cather, who founded the Girl Scouts.


No, Wilma Catheter was her maiden name. After she was married to Fred, she invented the dinosaur garbage disposal and the woolly mammoth vacuum cleaner.

(Betty was hotter.)
 
2012-04-08 01:13:35 AM

neuroflare: Here's the non-slideshow edition (new window)


WOOT! Thank you.
 
2012-04-08 01:16:42 AM
Ed Heath bit the dust in Heath Parasol, a kit plane that is in the Smithsonian. After World War II other management created Heathkit (new window), using surplus military electronics. They disappeared in a Cessna over Lake Michigan in 1954..
 
2012-04-08 02:13:24 AM
Came for Otto Lilienthal, leaving dissapointed.
 
2012-04-08 02:26:29 AM

King Something: Came for Perillos of Athens, leaving satisfied.


Yep, me too. If he hadn't been mentioned, I would have done so.
 
2012-04-08 03:44:39 AM

Do the needful: So if someone had been a little better at welding, we could have flying pintos. It's like we missed the opportunity to actually live the life of the Jetsons.


Yeah, but on the downside, we also would have had flying Pintos.
 
2012-04-08 07:58:58 AM
Does it count if the "invention" never worked?
 
2012-04-08 10:09:08 AM
I didn't see mention of the guy who invented the guillotine...did I miss him? Pretty sure he eventually got his head lopped off by one.
 
2012-04-08 10:59:34 AM

born_yesterday: I didn't see mention of the guy who invented the guillotine...did I miss him? Pretty sure he eventually got his head lopped off by one.


Dr. Guillotin was arrested during the Reign of Terror, but he was not executed. He was released in 1794, and died of natural causes in 1814.

(Also, he did not actually invent the guillotine.)
 
2012-04-08 11:15:02 AM

unyon: Do the needful: So if someone had been a little better at welding, we could have flying pintos. It's like we missed the opportunity to actually live the life of the Jetsons.

Yeah, but on the downside, we also would have had flying Pintos.


I believe that was the joke. It would be raining fire.
 
2012-04-08 04:59:20 PM
FTA: Valerian Abakovsky was a Russian inventor who died when his invention, the high-speed Aerowagon train engine, derailed on a test run, killing Abakovsky and five others.

I guess I'm missing the point of building a train that is propelled by a propeller rather than just driving the wheels. Maybe not having a transmission & clutch (in the days before electric motors were used)?
 
2012-04-08 05:24:30 PM

PillsHere: I'm surprised the Segway guy wasn't on the list.


I'm not, you are thinking about the guy who owned the Segway company, not the inventor himself.

Whitnesses to the accident reported that he shouted "HUBRISSS!" All the way down the cliff.
 
2012-04-09 09:34:59 AM
Smolinkski - Bad execution isn't analogous to bad concept. The flying car he designed might have worked perfectly had it been assembled properly.

Hunley - The design evidently worked, whatever went wrong on that first foray.

Curie - Radiation is not an invention.

Abakovsky - Again, the failure may not be related to the design.
 
2012-04-09 09:38:11 AM

violentsalvation: Abakovsky's Aerowagon


Good catch. Here's Abakovsky's:

assets.theatlantic.com
 
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