, 1895. (via
Posted By: Alex -
Tue Feb 05, 2013
More weirdness from the WU archive:
Spiked high heels — to repel unwanted advances, 1955
Combination pocket-knife and revolver, 1930s
Marcus Coates, the man who’s learned to be an animal [shown in 2012]
I've wondered, down through all the years of my life, just what the heck are those "odos" that are being measured?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/05/13 at 10:37 AM
Hodos is Greek for journey.
Posted by BMN on 02/05/13 at 11:41 AM
These are still used. Check out the wheels on a cargo trailer next to you while going down the highway. One of those timeless inventions.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 02/05/13 at 12:06 PM
@BMN: η οδός (h odos) is "the road" but my Greek source is looking into it.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/05/13 at 01:36 PM
The problem with free.
Posted by BMN on 02/05/13 at 02:29 PM
According to first-century Roman historian Vitruvius, Archimedes is the one who invented it.
Posted by tadchem on 02/05/13 at 03:02 PM
Good ol' Archimedes, was he in that movie with So crates and Beeth oven?
Posted by Todd on 02/05/13 at 03:42 PM
How about an odorometer to see how much stink the horse leaves behind??
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/05/13 at 04:42 PM
@BMN: Inpat42 looked into it and came up empty. There is a subset of the noun that means "to walk" but that's as close as it gets.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/05/13 at 10:19 PM
Page 1 of 1 pages
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.
Books Selected and endorsed for Pure Weirdness by Your WU Team
Get WU Posts by Email
Enter your email address:
WU on Twitter