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PostSubject: Croatian inventions and people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:51 pm

Croatian inventions and people

All right, everyone heard of Goran Ivanisevic, but did you know that the neck tie and the mechanical pen are Croatian inventions?






Inventions

* Croatia Report Pen Slavoljub Penkala filed for a patent for a "mechanical pencil" in 1906.
* Croatia Report KravataNeck tie, or cravat (kravata, krawate, derived from Croat), was first worn by Croatian soldiers in the European Thirty Year War (1618-1648)
* Croatia Report VinoCalifornia Zinfandel might actually trace back to Croatia
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Famous people from Croatia or of Croatian origin

* Nikola Tesla, scientist and inventor, born in Croatia 1856
* Rudjer Boskovic, philosopher and scientist, born in Dubrovnik 1711
* Vladimir Prelog, Nobel prize in chemistry, 1975
* Lavoslav Ruzicka, Nobel prize in chemistry, 1939
* Andrija Mohorovicic, seismologist, 1857-1936, discovered the 'Moho' discontinuity named after him
* Ivan Mestrovic, sculptor, author of the The Bowman and The Spearman statues in Chicago
* Marco (Marko) Polo, explorer, born on the island of Korcula in 1251
* Goran Ivanisevic, tennis player, won Wimbledon Tournament in 2001 (watch video of his win!)
* Janica Kostelic, skier, won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal in 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal in 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, and counting...
* Iva Majoli, tennis player, won French Open Tournament in 1997

Beautiful Croatian sites about beautiful Croatian things

* Croatia Report Licitar Licitar is the uniquely Croatian souvenir cookie. A young boy giving a heart-shaped licitar to his girlfriend in order to declare his love and devotion to her is a custom deeply-rooted in the Croatian ethnic heritage.
* Skarabej is a site built in honour of anonymous people from all over the world. Inspired by the things people throw away, forget or what seems to be irrelevant, the site fetures a marvelous collection of old photographs.
* With its 1,185 islands, Croatia's coast is most diverse and breathtaking. The numerous but unique lighthouses (photo exhibition) that adorn the islands are increasingly becoming an important part of Croatian heritage.
* Have you recently broken up with your love? You feel an urge to remove or even permanently destroy everything that reminds you of this painful experience. Do not do that as you will surely regret it some time. Instead, visit the web museum of broken relationships, Brokenships, where you can store everything that reminds you of your bygone love: e-mails, photographs, SMS messages. Authored by Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic from Croatia.
* Frog Museum - Lokve. Unique for Europe, this museum is entirely dedicated to frogs! It is located in Lokve, Gorski Kotar, and is easy to access from the main highway between Zagreb and Rijeka. (website is in Croatian only)
* Academia Cravatica is a non-profit institution founded on 26th March 1997 and it studies, preserves and improves the cravat as a part of Croatian and world heritage.
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PostSubject: Re: Croatian inventions and people   Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:11 pm

Where's torpedo? Electricity? Heliocentric system?
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PostSubject: Re: Croatian inventions and people   Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:41 am

Famous Croatian models, actors, sports players

* Mira Furlan - born 1955 - actress - best known for her roles as the Minbari Ambassador Delenn on the science fiction television series Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau on Lost
* Nina Moric - famous model, appeared in Ricky Martin's music video "Living la vida loca"
* Goran Visnjic - born 1972 - actor - best known for his role as Dr. Luka Kovač in the hit television series ER, appeared in Madonna's music video "The Power of Goodbye", acted in movies like: Elektra, Doctor Sleep, ,The Deep End, Committed, Welcome to Sarajevo...
* John Malkovich - born 1953 - actor, producer, director - movies: The Killing Fields, In the Line of Fire, The Man in the Iron Mask, Being John Malkovich, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Johnny English, Eragon, Beowulf...
* Mirko Filipovic - born 1974 - kickboxer - won the PRIDE 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix, in 2007 began fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)...
* Toni Kukoc - born 1968 - basketball player - NBA player, team where he played: Chicago Bulls (19932000), Philadelphia 76ers (20002001), Atlanta Hawks (20012002), Milwaukee Bucks (20022006)
* Ivan Ljubicic - born 1979 - tennis player - Grand Slam results: Wimbledon: 3r (2006, 2007), US Open: 3r (2005, 2007); Olympic medal record: Bronze (2004 Athens, Doubles), with Mario Ancic won the 2005 Davis Cup
* Drazen Petrovic - (1964 - 1993) - basketball player - NBA player, teams where he played: BC Cibona (1984 1988), Real Madrid (1988 1989), Portland Trail Blazers (1989 1991), New Jersey Nets (1991 1993)


Other inventors:

* Josip Belusic - born 1888. - constructed the first electric speedometer
* Ante Supuk - in 1895 built the world's first hydro-electric power plant
* Miroslav Radman - born 1944 - biologist - in 1974 he discovered the SOS response (his specialty is DNA repair)

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PostSubject: Re: Croatian inventions and people   Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:05 am

nikola tesla? Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Croatian inventions and people   Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:22 am

Anell wrote:
nikola tesla? Suspect

Look better Alan's post...

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