31 May '11, 10pm

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ancestors (a great great great grandfather) named Frantisek Krizik was a famous Czech inventor . Krizik created the arc lamp and is credited with helping to electrify much of Czechoslovakia by building power plants, tram lines and among other things, providing lighting for the National Theatre . Today there is even a metro station in Prague named after him - appropriate because he also held a number of patents in train signaling (in an interesting side note that domain owners, who sometimes have to deal with over reaching trademark interests, will be able to relate to - Krizik successfully fought off a challenge to one of his patents from industrial giant Werner von Siemens ). Barta said, "He also vividly exchanged letters with Albert Einstein , which our family still has in its archives. Though he was a great inventor, he wasn’t a very successful businessman. However, one...

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ancestors (a great great great grandfather) named Frantisek Krizik was a famous Czech inventor . Krizik created the arc la...