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Jimmys New Trivia 28 - 2 points (Completed)

 
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Jimmy the Tulip
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:09 am    Post subject: Jimmys New Trivia 28 - 2 points (Completed) Reply with quote

I made the following accurate predictions (among others) in a work of fiction published in the late 1800s:-

* Self-propelled submarines capable of diving to the ocean's floor, maneuvering underwater, and moving at high speeds beneath the surface of the waves.
* Electrical clocks that are more accurate than other kinds.
* Electrical stoves and heating coils.
* Electrical lights and high-beam searchlights.
* Practical wetsuits to enable divers to work on the ocean floor.
* Submarine warfare, which renders surface ships helpless against hidden attack.

Who am I and what was the work of fiction that predicted these?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, please: its a sci-fi board run by a Navy oceanographer:

Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to put one in there that you could snatch from under Tim's nose. Wink

You are, of course, quite correct.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Thanks. [taking bow]

What I'm embarrassed by is all the colons I used in my statement!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three isn't too excessive...... is it?
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