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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:32 pm

Rumor around here is that some drunk plumbers came up with the idea. We'll never know for sure. It's like asking who invented the wheel. You might be able to find out who did the first hybrid, etc... though.

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Unread postAuthor: vov35 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:41 pm

ur mom did


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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:49 pm

OK I'd like to be the first to welcome you to the forums. But you probably don't want to start out by insulting people of a higher intelligence than yourself.
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Unread postAuthor: vov35 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:13 pm

lol my IQ is negative

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:44 pm

OK being that I can't guage your facial expression or the tone of your voice, I can't tell whether you're trying to insult me, or whether you're just being an idiot. Either way, you're not gaining any ground.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:08 pm

paaiyan wrote:Yea I will later. I posted this cause I didn't have much time on my hands at that time and wanted to see if anyone knew. Plus it gave me the chance to see how many people I could piss off by arrogantly claiming that the Americans did it.


Well you have pissed off 1 person so far....and counting

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It's like asking who invented the wheel. You might be able to find out who did the first hybrid, etc... though.


DR did.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:10 pm

Huzzah for pissing people off! But if anyone really does know I'd like to hear it. I don't care who it is.

You guys have to keep in mind that sarcasm flows from the tip of my tongue like an ever-flowing stream of flowing stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:18 pm

"Vov35", or should I say "abcdefg", shape up or I'll have you banned. Nobody likes you. Prove some worth or you're out.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:14 am

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pimpmann22 wrote:You guys so blantly believe it was a American that constructed a 'potato gun'. While if the question could be answered correctly it would be a interesting tid bit of information, but beyond that I don't really care.

There is a lake on the back side of the moon.

How about some supporting details?

How does the moon have sides, it's round.
Far as that lake goes --

The moon was hit by a meteor, i think the size of Texas.


umm if it was hit by a meteor that big from what I know it would have been smashed to pieces.


Key words in my post "I think" , even if it wasn't that big, it was still a meteor!

Who made the first cannon ever? No matter what kind it was.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:02 pm

jrrdw wrote:Who made the first cannon ever? No matter what kind it was.


Gunpowder (and the basis of modern explosives) was invented in China during the Han era, roughly around AD142 (thats when the first written records of gunpowder were made, as far as we know). I'd assume it was shortly after they made gunpowder that they figured out to put it in one end of a tube with a projectile in front of it.

Reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon#History

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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:36 pm

There is actually an answer to this.

There was a scientist (I can't remember/find the name) that created a cannon that used methane gas in a cannon to fire various stuff, using a spark to ignite the gas.

Although it wasn't actually firing potatos, it follows the basic principle that spudgunners use and was done in some hundreds of years back.

So we could consider this the first spudgun if we wanted.

I'll search to try and find the name, but I don't hold much hope.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:49 pm

I can live with that. Hooray for that guy!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:40 pm

Hundreds of years back you say? Hmm to long ago to be American unless some native indian or British/French colonist made one as soon as they discovered America. :P
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:43 pm

Well at least we all know the Americans invented fish.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon freak » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:45 pm

How does the moon have sides, it's round.


The moon has a dark side and a light side, one side faces us all the time while the other side is always in darkness.

I highly doubt that there was any single inventor of the potato cannon. My guess is that different people everywhere came up with it themselves and it just got spread around, finally gaining popularity, I mean lets face it a potato cannon is not a very sophisticated device (I am referring to the basic ones that were the source for the common cannons today.)

btw, Americans don't invent everything, and its quite arrogant to seriously believe that.

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