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Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:47:28 +0000
From: Iwo Mergler
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Subject: Re: The Microwave and the fruit fly controversy
References: <email@example.com> <3DEAA3F6.99011E15@mfi.net>
John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Michael A. Terrell
> wrote (in <3DEAA3F6.99011E15@mfi.net>) about 'The
> Microwave and the fruit fly controversy', on Sun, 1 Dec 2002:
>>>Vladimir Horowitz get it ?
>> Vlad the impaler.
> The gentleman concerned was Vlad Dracul. It has been suggested that he
> needed to drink blood because he had a disease called porphyria, which
> impairs the body's ability to extract iron from food to make
Here is some stuff on Vlad Dracul / Vlad Tepes:
Vlad Dracul (the devel) was the father of the other one. Tepes is
derivated from Teapa (sharp pole for impaling people). Both not
very nice people, but not unusually so for the time.
The connection with vampires and Transylvania, is solely down to Bram
Stoker and is *fiction*.
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