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Harry Grindell Matthews (1880-1941). Invented a remote-controlled selenium-powered anti-zeppelin weapon. Invented an aerial torpedo. Invented the first talking picture. Invented the "luminaphone" and "sky projector." Nick-named "Death-Ray" because of something he claimed to have invented (the patent was for a device capable of "remote projection of invisible high frequency electricity"). Lived in the lower Swansea Valley in a mountain lab surrounded by barbed wire and searchlights and which had its own private airstrip.

Harry "Death-Ray" Matthews, ladies and gentlemen.

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On June 8th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC), ratmmjess replied:
...well, okay.

:-)
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On June 8th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC), serizawa3000 commented:
Why am I suddenly thinking of Caractacus Potts?

On a different note, can't help but read about Reginald Victor Jones on the Wikipedia and notice that whoever wrote the article decided not to comment on Jones's reputation as a practical joker...?
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On June 9th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC), womzilla commented:
What forbidden knowledge lead to him being such a fashion trailblazer?
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On June 9th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC), caprine commented:
How fabulous!
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