Who was Archimedes?

by | Feb 19, 2016 | General Knowledge | 0 comments

On Infohub Kenya’s Facebook page, we have a picture of an old man in a bath tub set as a cover photo. A reader recently asked us whose image that was and why we use it as our cover photo. Well, the picture is a caricature of Archimedes. Archimedes  was an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. He lived between 287 and 212BC.

He is credited as being the father of several mathematical principles; the most well known being the Archimedes principle, a method for determining the volume of an object with an irregular shape. He is said to have been so excited by the discovery of this principle that he took to the streets naked shouting “Eureka! Eureka!” which is Greek for, “I have found it”.

So, back to our reader’s question. Why do we use an image of Archimedes on our Facebook page? Well, we take pride in being the leading information portal in Kenya. What information are you seeking today? We hope that you have a Eureka moment each time you find useful information on our website.

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Archimedes on Wikipedia

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