Proof That St. Pat Was An Engineer (Part 2 of 5)  

TTigerAtty 62M
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3/17/2006 7:04 am

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Proof That St. Pat Was An Engineer (Part 2 of 5)

Little Bit o' Blarney

According to engineering tradition, the discovery that St. Patrick was an engineer began with the excavations for the Engineering Annex Building. During the excavation, a stone was unearthed with a message in an ancient language. This message was translated into "Erin Go Bragh." Although those of Irish descent may recognize "Erin Go Bragh" as "Ireland Forever," the engineers loosely translated this phrase as, "St. Patrick was an engineer." The stone, now known as the Blarney Stone, is an integral part of the St. Pat. festivities. The engineers looked to the legend that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland as proof of his engineering skills. They further credit St. Patrick with the invention of calculus.

Note: Photo of Blarney Stone found at construction site of the Engineering Annex Building taken from University of Missouri Archives.


non illigitimae carborundum


3/17/2006 11:31 pm

very loosely

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

TTigerAtty 62M

3/18/2006 7:28 am

Motivation to justify a reason to celebrate St. Pat's by skipping class and drinking green beer led normally crisp and logical thinking engineering students to make some "simplifying" assumptions!

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