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Did you know? Did you know?
There are approximately 2,000 castles and ruins in the Czech Republic. The density of castles is one of the highest in the world. More: http://www.zamky-hrady.cz/index-e.htm
The term 'robot' was first used by Czech writer Karel Capek in a 1921 play called "Rossum's Universal Robots", and caught on internationally Robot More:http://capek.misto.cz/english/robot.html http://www.capekbrothers.com/encounter.htm
Lightning conductor by Diviš More:http://old.radio.cz/en/article/89006 The first lightning conductor was constructed in the early 1750s by Vaclav Divis in Bohemia.
The first sugar cube was made in 1843 by Jakob Krystof Rad, director of local sugar rafineri in Dacice More: http://www.dacice.cz/town-d6dc/world-primacy/ Jakub Krystof Rad - sugar cube inventor
A Remoska is an electric mini-oven with the cooking element housed in the lid. It consists of a Teflon lined pan and a stand in addition to the lid mounted heating element. It originated in the Czech republic. The first Remoska prototypes were made in 1953-1955 In 2001 Remoska was awarded the prize of the invention by Good Housekeeping Magazine Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, a Czech living in England since the second world war war, became interested in the Remoska and she started importing to Britain. More: http://mixer.spotrebice.cz/remoska---cesky-vynalez-ktery-zboznuji-i-ve- svete-2008-12-16/
Modern contact lenses were invented by Otto Wichterle, from the town of Prostějov. By late 1961 he succeeded in producing the first four hydrogel contacat lenses on a home- made apparatus built using a children's building kit (Merkur) and a bicycle dynamo belonging to one of his sons, and a bell transformer. All the moulds and glass tubing needed to dose them with monomer were also individually made by himself. He is also regarded as the founder of macromolecular chemistry. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Wichterle
… The first person to categorise blood into four types (A, B, AB, O) was the Czech neurologist Jan Janský, in 1906. In his honour, the Janský Plaque is awarded to frequent volunteer blood donors in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The founder of genetics, Johann Gregor Mendel, was born in Hynčice and spent most of his life in Brno. He was also the abbot of the local Augustine monastery
Versatilka http://leadholder.com/lh-draft-kohinoor_cz- versatil.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jind%C5%99ich_Waldes Czechs recorded achievements in science, arte, sports
Jára Cimrman ……. but best was Jára Cimrman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Externism http://www.expats.cz/prague/article/czech-culture/jara-cimrman/ The greatest Czech & underappreciated genius If I don't praise myself, no one will do it for me.” J. Cimrman Externism is a fictional philosophical theory proposed by the famous fictitious Czech genius Jára Cimrman. This character appears in many plays by authors from the Jára Cimrman Theatre in Prague. The first act of the theatre performances is usually filled with a lecture on Cimrman's personality, followed by a theatre play, which is pretended to be written by this fictional author.