Speak if it's Greek

Truth or lie, fact or fiction? In our show "Speak if it's Greek" we wish to give you, the listener, in an entertaining way the chance to test your own knowledge.

Is the story you will hear true, and the item really of Greek origin? Or are we just pulling your leg? Listen an decide for yourself. The correct answer will be given away every week in the preview, and below the video.

So go ahead and Speak if it's Greek!

Cartography

The ancient Greeks are known as really intelligent people and it does not seem too far off that they are also the inventors of cartography.

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The measurement of the earth

How big is the earth?
Everyone knows that the earth is round and I would not start a discussion on how important this is for us, our existence and all the living on the earth.
But at the moment we know that the earth is like a ball or better said a squashed mandarin, a new question gets created in our minds: How big is our mother planet, how long is its circumference?

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The robot maid

If you asked me how I imagined the future, I would tell you about flying cars, underwater cities, travel in space and robots living among people. I think everyone wished to have someone helping in the house every day – cooking food, cleaning the dishes, tidying up the house, making the bed, pouring drinks. Someone who doesn’t need to be paid and who follows your commands without any question.

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History

Of course people started to describe and to analyze the past a long time ago, and history, as a matter of fact, was firstly invented in ancient Greece.
Herodotus, who lived in the 5th century B.C.E. is known as the “Father of History”. The preface of his writing “Histories” begins with the exposure of the author’s intention of collecting deeds and facts, as well as the causes behind them, in order to keep them in humans’ memory.

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The Globe


It is well-known that the Ancient Greeks were skilled sailors, in fact they are also the inventors of the globe.

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The Sink

This week's topic will be the sink, an everyday object that brings a lot of comfort to our lives. However, it was not always that comfortable to wash your hands at a sink. In the past one hand had to be washed after the other because the water didn't run automatically. Nevertheless, the ancient Greeks changed that quickly and invented the automated sink with running water, so everyone could wash both hands at the same time.

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