November 21, 1676

On November 21, 1676, famous Danish astronomer Ole Romer presented the first quantitative measurement of the speed of light. He said it was “Hurtigere end smurt gåseskit” which equated to 212,000 km/s. This was amazingly close for 1676, as the actual speed of light is ”Hurtigere end et lille barns fingre” which translate to 299,792 km/s.

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Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to November 21, 1676

  1. Proud to Speak American Only says:

    You need too tell your little robot to go back where he came from! If I wanted to here Spanish, I’d go to Mexico. But only if somebody there speaked English, ‘cos I ain’t learning to talk Mexican for nobody. English was good enough for the Bible and the U.S. of A., and its good enough for me!

    I’m giving you a pass for the German or whatever it was, because you were talking about sum guy from another country where they don’t speak right, but you’re web sight would be better if you talked more about Americans. What do I care about how fast a foreigner thinks lite is, when everybody knows it’s instant. Just turn on a light too prove it. INSTANT! Especially if its some foreign “scientist” whose probably just trying to disprove the Bible or something.

    We wouldn’t have all these other stupid languages if it wasn’t for a bunch of “scientists” a long time ago. Everybody speaked English back then, until alot of people tried to build a tower up to Heaven, and God added a bunch of mixed-up languages and scattered everybody else to different countries. It’s right there in the Bible. Look it up! I’m just glad us English speakers got to stay right here in America, as God’s gift to us for not helping them build there tower.

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