Zhu Ge Liang (A.D.181 – A.D.234)
Zhu Ge Liang has another name “Kong Ming”. Zhu Ge Liang is a remarkable politician, strategist, diplomat, astrologer and inventor in the Three Kingdoms period of China. Zhu Ge Liang is a prime minister of Shu Kingdom. He is well-read and has miraculous intelligence. He assists the emperor of Shu Kingdom. In China, Zhu Ge Liang is widely known. It is said that Zhu Ge Liang is a versatile man, he masters Chinese handwriting, painting, music, astronomy, astrology, strategy, military science. Meanwhile, Zhu Ge Liang is a famous inventor too. There is much inventions in all his life.
1. Repeating Crossbow
This is a kind of fight weapon that Zhu Ge Liang invented. Generally speaking, the crossbow can only shoot an arrow once, it is very discommodious. However, the Repeating Crossbow can shoot ten arrows once that Zhu Ge Liang invented. The Repeating Crossbow is wider than the general crossbow, when the horizontal shooting, the range can reach 50 meters, lethality is extremely strong. The Repeating Crossbow’s arrow is arranged longitudinally in the arrow box, just like the modern pistol box magazine. Trigger once and shoot an arrow, this saves time, it can shoot the intensive arrow in a short period of time. Therefore, the lethality of the Repeating Crossbow is very great.
2. Battle Array of the Eight Diagrams
The historical data records, a kind of magical battle array which Zhu Ge Liang created, it is named the Battle Array of the Eight Diagrams. The soldiers arrange into shape of the Eight Diagrams. It is said that the Battle Array of the Eight Diagrams is changeable, the might is infinite, Once defeated 100,000 picked troops of the Wu Kingdom. But this tactics have already been lost now. Only drawing in now, but no one knows its meaning and tactics method.
3. Kong Ming Chess
In order to call away the soldier’s blues mood, Zhu Ge Liang has invented a kind of chess game — Kong Ming Chess. Kong Ming Chess rule is simple, it is a kind of intelligence game.
4. Kong Ming lamp
It is a kind of military transmission information’s lamp which Zhu Ge Liang invented. It can float in the sky. It utilizes the principle of the hot-air balloon. So, Zhu Ge Liang is the first man who finds the principle of the hot-air balloon in the world. Kong Ming lamp has been spreading till now, the purpose that the modern use Kong Ming lamp is that pray for blessing. People write down the wish of the blessing on Kong Ming lamp, and then let it fly away, symbolize the happiness, lucky and success.
5. Wooden Ox and Horse
This is a kind of very magical means of transportation that Zhu Ge Liang invented, it solves the problem of the army transportation food supplies. According to the records of historical data, this kind of tool structure looks like ox and horse. It is made of wood. There is a rope inside, both ends of the rope link tongue up leg. The Wooden Ox and Horse can walk automatically, do not need any energy. Each time walk 10 kilometers, and then turn the tongue once, it can continue walking again. I think that it is like the mechanical puppet today. That’s miraculous.
6. The Assault Vehicle
It is a huge assault weapon that Zhu Ge Liang invented. It is mainly used for destroying the city gate of the enemy army.
7. Kong Ming Lock
Zhu Ge Liang invented a kind of magical technology of wood intersect, at that time, this kind of method was applied to the Chinese building. Afterwards this kind of technology becomes a kind of toy. This is Kong Ming Lock. The Kong Ming lock is traditional Chinese Intelligence toy. This is a kind of three-dimensional piecing together toy, that’s very magical. It is a cross cube to look from exterior, but it is very difficult to disassemble and install. If you does not believe, can buy one and play.
8. Chinese Steamed Bun
The steamed bun is Zhu Ge Liang’s most important invention. The steamed bun has been one of the Chinese staple food until now, just like bread of Occident.
In a word, Zhu Ge Liang has had a lot of inventions in all his life, What I wrote is only a part among them, a lot inventions of his have already been lost. Now, in the minds of Chinese people, Zhu Ge Liang has already become the incarnation of intelligence.