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Old 19 June 2009, 19:37   #31
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Alexander Graham Bell (Canadian) invented the telephone, Thomas Edison (American) invented the light bulb, and Joseph Lucas invented the short circuit.
Bell was as Scottish as Haggis.

It was Joseph Swan who invented the electric lightbulb. He was about 20 years before Edison but he gave up on it for a while. He came back with a better patent about 1 year before Edison and was the 1st person in the whole world to have electric lights in his house!!!
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Only Yanks and Canadians come up with that one!!! Never had any trouble with any car I have ever owned - all British bar the Alfa!!!
YUP, but your still wearing short trousers.
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Lucas invented the self dimming light bulb

Did you hear about the Lucas designed torpedo? It sank.
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Bell was as Scottish as Haggis.
A poor analogy Mr Prawn! Everyone else (canada and america) wants Bell to be "theirs" - nobody else claims haggis.

Bell became a US citizen (after inventing the phone) and apparently considered himself American rather than Scottish.
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A poor analogy Mr Prawn! Everyone else (canada and america) wants Bell to be "theirs" - nobody else claims haggis.

Bell became a US citizen (after inventing the phone) and apparently considered himself American rather than Scottish.
Where was he born?
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A poor analogy Mr Prawn! Everyone else (canada and america) wants Bell to be "theirs" - nobody else claims haggis.

Bell became a US citizen (after inventing the phone) and apparently considered himself American rather than Scottish.
Well he didn't leave Scotland until he was in his 20s and had already started his work.
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