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The science of chopsticks [May. 13th, 2008|10:40 am]
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The idea of the atom was first introduced by Leucippus of Miletus around 450 B.C.. Leucippus and his pupil, Democritus, theorized that all matter was composed of atoms, or bits of matter too small to be seen. The word "atom" comes from a Greek word, "atomos", meaning uncuttable, because Leucippus believed that atoms were the building blocks of all materials and therefore could not be broken down any further.

http://glumbert.com/media/chopsticks

And the Japanese Tradition of Chopsticks. :) Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-05-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
Hey look at that, I'm first. And isn't it amusing how many major scientific discoveries were actualy theorized long before the discovery happend?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
I think it's totally awesome. :)
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From: christinaathena
2008-05-14 12:07 am (UTC)
Of course, there were a heck of a lot more wrong theories. :-) Have enough people coming up with ideas, and you're bound to come up with one that turns out to have some truth to it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-14 01:43 am (UTC)
Very true. :)
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-05-13 03:56 pm (UTC)
i had major chopstick issues last night. Of course, chopsticks are rather hit or miss with me, and since I had bloodwork done with the shot on my chopstick arm, I suppose I'm allowed a little leeway. But considering I have Asian blood, you'd think I'd have some natural ability for them. NOPE.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-13 03:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you had Asian blood. :)

I'm terrible with chopsticks.

I'm able to use them nicely to keep my hair up when I lose my binder though. haha. Did that just a couple weekends ago. My kid thought it was the coolest thing ever.
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From: christinaathena
2008-05-14 12:32 am (UTC)
Hee hee. That reminds me of a time when I was stereotyped at this Chinese restaurant. :-) I went in, and there were just chopsticks at the table, so the waiter, without even asking, brought out silverware. Clearly, since I'm white, I can't possibly know how to use chopsticks. :-)

I'm pretty good with chopsticks, for what it's worth, and I made a point of leaving the silverware untouched ... :-)
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-05-13 04:05 pm (UTC)
bloody smartass greeks. if theyre so clever why didnt they invent the 3 cheese toasty ay
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-13 04:06 pm (UTC)
LOL. Precisely. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-14 01:01 am (UTC)
I suck at them.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-05-13 09:26 pm (UTC)
Ha! Just goes to show what those stupid ancient Greeks knew. You can cut atoms into all kinds of different particles. Those dorks didn't even know about leptons.

They should just stick to what they're best at and keep conquering Troy and going on Odysseys and Illiads and crap.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-14 01:02 am (UTC)
LOL. I adore you.
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[User Picture]From: chateauevie
2008-05-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
That is amazing. who would have thought? shouldn't the name have been changed after they discovered this was not the case?
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From: christinaathena
2008-05-14 12:14 am (UTC)
Once a name is established, it tends to stick even when it turns out to be incorrect. :-) Plenty of species in biology have names that relate to previous beliefs. Heck, the common chimpanzee is Pan troglodytes, troglodytes meaning "cave-dwelling", because Linnaeus thought they lived in caves! (Actually, he initially placed them in the Homo genus)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-14 02:30 am (UTC)
Fascinating!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-14 01:33 am (UTC)
You'd think, but I thought it was fascinating none the less. :)
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