Sunday, December 19, 2004

Why Torpedo?

Some -- well, most -- folks will be wondering why I called this "Bangalore Torpedo."

Lack of imagination :-)

The Bangalore torpedo was a weapon invented by the British that was used for blowing up land mines or clearing barbed wire. Basically, it's a bomb placed on the end of a tube.

It's the only phrase I knew offhand that had "Bangalore" in it. And the name has jazz. And it beats hell out of "Bangalore Daze," which was the first lame title to come to mind.

Thus, "Bangalore Torpedo."


At 1:55 AM, Blogger Vc said...

Wow ... Actually this bit of information was available in Aurthur C Dyle's , Sherlock Homes..the Case of ____ can't seem to remember it ...

Oh Hi Jonathan ... Nice Blog you have here :) .For a change i get to see bangalore thru the eyes of a Foreigner :)


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