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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 11/3/2002 11:32:24 AM EDT
Well, we've got X-Rays, what about the others? Prolly a guvmint conspiracy to keep us in the dark! [peep]
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 11:43:05 AM EDT
X-rays were first observed and documented in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German scientist who found them quite by accident when experimenting with vacuum tubes. A week later, he took an X-ray photograph of his wife's hand which clearly revealed her wedding ring and her bones. The photograph electrified the general public and aroused great scientific interest in the new form of radiation. Röntgen called it "X" to indicate it was an unknown type of radiation. The name stuck, although (over Röntgen's objections), many of his colleagues suggested calling them Röntgen rays. They are still occasionally referred to as Röntgen rays in German-speaking countries.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 12:22:07 PM EDT
As a matter of fact, they are solely known as Roentgen-Strahlen (Roentgen rays) in German speaking countries; complete with proper derivations of the term, like Roentgen-Labor, Roentgen-Apparat, Roentgen-Bild, jemanden roentgen (to X-ray somebody) etc. [img]http://www.ahajokes.com/cartoon/homer.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 12:40:59 PM EDT
Okay Kar98, now that's funny!
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 1:37:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: As a matter of fact, they are solely known as Roentgen-Strahlen (Roentgen rays) in German speaking countries; complete with proper derivations of the term, like Roentgen-Labor, Roentgen-Apparat, Roentgen-Bild, jemanden roentgen (to X-ray somebody) etc. [url]http://www.ahajokes.com/cartoon/homer.jpg[/url]
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And Homer's reply to this X-ray would be that we only use 10% of our brain anyway.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 2:56:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/3/2002 3:00:54 PM EDT by Kihn]
X-Ray true fact #2: X-rays are identical to Gamma Rays, the only difference being their point of origin. There are Alpha and Beta Rays also, but what about the rest of the Greek alphabet? I am beginning to see a long-running Templar/Illuminati/ Rosarian type Letter Conspiracy here, what are they keeping from us???
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