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Sunday, November 08, 2009

The inventor of the unicycle never learned to ride one.

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  • The "invention" of the unicycle is such a common myth in itself. Everyone (at least those of us who study nonholonomic
    ) understands that the unicycle was a natural evolutionary progression from the common bicycle. Would one say that the horse was "invented?" Of course not!

    By Anonymous Walter Riggins, at June 28, 2006 2:45 PM  

  • Of course you would say the unicycle was an invention. It's like trying to argue that cell phones evolved out of regular phones. Sure, you could call it a natural progression, but someone had to come up with the idea. These things don't evolve on their own and that's what makes them, "inventions." What was the horse a "natural evolutionary progression" of? That's not even an arguement. It's more like nonsense.

    By Anonymous jj, at June 28, 2006 3:40 PM  

  • Guys, guys, settle down! Whether the unicycle was "invented" or "evolved" isn't important. As a fellow unicycle enthusiast, I think we can all agree that the unicycle is just plain fun! How it got here is not my concern. I just thank the good lord every day that he let it happen. Happy riding!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 29, 2006 11:40 AM  

  • who's gay! MUAAA HAAA HAAAA!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 15, 2008 10:44 PM  

  • Wow. You compared a unicycle, an invention, to a horse, a living creature. That really helps your argument.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 24, 2008 5:20 PM  

  • Hi,
    It was my great great grandfather who invented both the Unicle and Suspenders and he used to paint designs on the cabs pulled by horses. He sold the ideas for almost nothing unfortunetly.
    My best,
    Graig Weich

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 08, 2009 9:31 AM  

  • i bet none of you knew that a unicycle started with 2 wheels then the people figured they could ride it with 1 wheel

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 02, 2010 10:16 PM  

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