?

Log in

History Facts
Worst name ever 
8th-Dec-2007 09:37 am
Afters some thought I try to make a post in here. I have always fund it funny that America named their rocket artillery in the second world war, “Calliope”. Here is the wikipedia article to prove it. That’s strange because Calliope was one of Zeus daughters and the most significant muse. How did they thought?
– We have a new weapon that will bring death and destruction to the Nazi army. What should we name it?
- We can call it Calliope, she was the muse of epic poetry, epic poetry is kind of as death and destruction. 
Comments 
8th-Dec-2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
That is... weird, really. It's kind of hard to think of epic poetry in destructive terms... ;)
11th-Dec-2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
Yes it’s stange. It should be fun to have a muse in my head, so I could write poetry or something.
17th-Dec-2007 12:00 am (UTC)
I think that they're referring to the musical instrument with lots of pipes:

Wikipedia article on the musical Calliope

The calliope that you posted has lots of pipes that emit rockets, which is kind of like the other kind of calliope that has lots of pipes that emit music. I agree, though, it is strange.
This page was loaded Feb 28th 2017, 7:45 am GMT.