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    Default ~ The Snail Telegraph ~

    There was once (around 1850) a theory about how snails could communicate "wirelessly" through great distances, allowing free communications around the world. This theory's practical result is known as the Pasilalinic-sympathetic compass, vulgarly known as the Snail telegraph !!

    Cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_A...nd_experiments
    There is a book in english with a chapter about the snail telegraph : http://books.google.com/books?hl=fr&...#search_anchor
    I also stumbled on a whole article about it : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasilal...thetic_compass

    If you can, read the french page about Jules Allix : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_A...ons_et_projets
    And this book (which you can read online, unlike the english one) describes these "escargots sympathiques" : http://books.google.fr/books?id=QLw0...ad=0#PPA242,M1

    There is also an article reproducing Allix's praise about Benoît and Biat-Chrétien work on the "Boussole pasilalinique sympathique" : http://pareiasaure.ifrance.com/allix.html

    And a satirical lithography from 1869, pasted below :
    http://expositions.bnf.fr/daumier/grand/144.htm


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    WOW!!! So you see there is some method in Oda's madness . So thats why when he goes on Hiatus its says "Author needs to research/ gather information" he takes it to heart.

    "He is now declaring his words to the WORLD!"

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    Kewl,I´ll read into it when I got the time xD

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    ^then, let us know your summarize later..me too lazy to study currently

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    Nice... insane and still great.

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    Résumé : A franco-american team invented the snail telegraph around 1850, which allowed them to communicate wirelessly between France and America.

    The snail telegraph itself was a device upon which as many snails as the number of letters in the alphabet were attached (or more precisely, glued). By pressing on a snail, the corresponding snail on the second device was supposed to move too (as they were linked to each other by a "sympathetic"/telepathic bond).

 

 

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