Thursday, February 25, 2010

WHAT'S IN A WORD - EUREKA





Archimedes


A cry of triumph!!!

"I have found it!" Archimedes, the ancient scientist of Syracuse, Sicily, is supposed to have run through the streets shouting, "Eureka, Eureka," after he had discovered a method of finding the exact amount of gold in a crown. This discovery led to the formulation of the principles of flotation. Eureka is a cry of triumph.

Appropriately, it is the motto of California where gold was once found in a different way.


8 comments:

Darrel said...

I read about Archimedes shouting Eureka running wild on the street naked ha ha!

Otep said...

Di Beethoven symphony ang Eureka?

Ramon said...

Di ba si Eureka ang bruha sa isang myth?

Anonymous said...

A man of many talents. Great mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer, astronomer.

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