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in reply to Re^2: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?
in thread Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

I know it's a pun...

... but the question if "invention" is older than the knowledge of electricity is interesting.

IMHO achievements like Archimedes_screw were known before static electricity after rubbing amber (ἤλεκτρον = "Úlektron" in Greek) was described.

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Update

and for completeness the Electric Eel stems from South America, but I doubt the "inventors" left written records about the name! ;)