Saturday, October 16, 2010 1:24:58 PM
Explosions: How we shook the world. From the BBC.
LOL - Brits pretending they invented everything, AGAIN. Yeah, go on believing that. It's funny. Tell us how you really invented the airplane and the atomic bomb and all, your jingoistic blather is comedy GOLD!
Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:06:21 AM
actually from the latin, detonare, it means "to stop thundering". We use it in the sense of "to thunder down" intransitive, it means to explode, transitivily it means to cause an explsoion.
Rather apt when your hitting the poo with a hammer..
Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:46:12 AM
He's not claiming he invented detonation, or even that it`s a new thing, he`s simply stating it`s distinctly different to a normal burning reaction. If you knew anything about science you would know that.