Darn! I hate when this happens

Monday, October 24, 2005
Tests of Fabled Archimedes Death Ray Fail.

If you aren't familiar with the legend of Archimedes and his Death Ray just click that link back there. Well, at least the ol' boy is still well and truly screwed.


MeaninglessHotAir said...

Hmmm. Well, it's hard to tell what the problem is. Based on my experience of Archimedes's ideas, my guess it that modern folks simply aren't up to his snuff yet. Kinda hurts our modern egos to believe we're not the pinnacle of mankind.

Knucklehead said...


You've got a valid point but what technology does modern man, and his ego, know better than mirrors?

chuck said...

What with the description of a "stream of fire", I wonder if the actual weapon wasn't some sort of flame thrower? The mirrors? Smoke and mirrors is not a new concept.

blert said...

From the discription and the laws of optics I must assume that Archimedes's created a compound lense.

This modern crew sounds like they have built a sun tan machine, instead.