Monday, April 25, 2016

Fact of the Day: Compass

The magnetic compass was most likely invented around 206 BC in China. Its original use was for mystics to create prophecies from it instead of navigating land or sea with it. 

9 comments:

  1. I didn't know it was invented in China! Good morning from Sicily!

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  2. Came to be one of the best things ever.

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  3. 1. I certainly did not know it was invented in China.
    2. And like Margaret says above - one of the greatest inventions of all times.
    Colin aka B J Hunnicut

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  4. Figures, went all hocus pocus first

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  5. Interesting how things are invented for one purpose and then used for something different. I understand Viagra was designed as a blood pressure medicine---with one peculiar side effect.

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  6. Worked out better than its first intended use.

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