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Piers Cawley
October 26, 2004 12:10
Re: [OT] Perl 6 Summary for 2004-10-01 through 2004-10-17
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Aldo Calpini <> writes:

> Larry Wall wrote:
>> I suppose if I were Archimedes I'd have climbed
>> back out and shouted "Eureka", but as far as I know Archimedes never
>> made it to Italy, so it didn't occur to me...
> well, Archimedes *was* italian. for some meaning of italian, at least. 
> he was born in Syracuse (the one in Sicily, not the one in the state of 
> NY obviously :-). he lived and studied in Egypt, but most of his life 
> was spent in Syracuse. granted, Sicily at that time was more a Greek 
> region than an Italian one as it is today, but well, geographically 
> speaking, it is in Italy.
> and of course, Venice was founded ~700 years after Archimedes death, so 
> he really had no chance of falling into your same canal.

But the odds are good that at least one of the water molecules in said
canal passed some of its time in Archimedes body (or one of its
constituent atoms did). 

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