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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I believe it was an Ancient Greek who originally came up with the first working chemical battery (zinc plates, seawater and copper, if my physics is correct). ISTR it was in the Roman era, and he may have been in either Greece or Egypt.

    Nothing became of it because the Romans used it in toys, and they couldn't imagine any other uses for electric charges. Perhaps they hadn't seen enough of the fundemental work on electricity at that point in history...