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December 25, 2008

Tongue-twister

srikanth @ 9:23 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1230240187 ) Play

What’s the connection between objects like (1) and (2)?

  1. 34fd56848c5352d3f795c4afcf4967e3
  2. b8b6f971ae7badf1d5ad16f93b3f7b7b

Cracked by duriel and username!

Answer:
Orreries (working mockups of heavenly bodies) are named after Charles Boyle, the 4th Earl of Orrery.


2 Responses to “Tongue-twister”

  1. duriel
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    1. Orrery
    2. Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery

    1 gets its name from 2


  2. username
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    1. objects are called Orrery (really tongue twisting :))
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrery
    2. the fellow is Charles Boyle

    under the patronage of Boyle, clockmaker George Graham created the first mechanical solar system model that could demonstrate proportional motion of the planets around the Sun. The device was named the orrery in the Earl’s honor

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._of_Orrery


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