Comments: *The French Were Ahead of Their Time

I recall seeing drawings by Leonardo da Vinci of a parachute. They may predate Lenormand by a few years.

Posted by Tuning Spork at February 26, 2004 12:01 AM

I tout the very special gift the French possess for true innovation constantly:

-The Maginot Line.
-Invention of the trebuchet to serve hot meals to men at the rear of the column, where most of the French soldiers dwell.
-On his way to the guillotine Louie XIV invented Crab Louie Salad. He kept the recipe in his head, so it remained undiscovered for many years.

Posted by Bob Whaley at February 26, 2004 05:15 PM