Is It Gross to Blow out Birthday Candles?

In practical applications we are concerned only with comparatively small numbers; only stellar astronomy and atomic physics deal with ‘large’ numbers and they have very little more practical importance as yet than the most abstract pure mathematics. ~ G. H. Hardy 1877 – 1947 - Mathematician

Physics is very muddled again at the moment; it is much too hard for me anyway and I wish I were a movie comedian or something like that and had never heard anything about physics! ~ Wolfgang Pauli 1900 – 1958


Is It Gross to Blow out Birthday Candles?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Colin Murdoch (1929–2008) New Zealand – a.o. Tranquillizer gun disposable hypodermic syringe.

Hanaoka Seishū (1760–1835) Japan – General anaesthetic.

Nikolay Popov (1931–2008) Russia – first fully gas turbine main battle tank (T-80).

Ted Selker (inv. 1987) USA – Pointing stick.

Pavel Sukhoi (1895–1975) Russia – Su-series fighter aircraft.

Michael Smith (1932–2000) USA – Site-directed mutagenesis (molecular biology).

Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890–1954) USA – FM radio.

Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526–1585) Syria/Egypt/Turkey – steam turbine six-cylinder 'Monobloc' suction pump framed sextant.

Nikolay Dollezhal (1899–2000) Russia – AM-1 reactor for the 1st nuclear power plant other RBMK reactors VVER pressurized water reactors.

George Ballas (1925–2011) USA – String trimmer.

Sennacherib (705–681 BC) Iraq (Mesopotamia) – screw pump.

Mikhail Koshkin (1898–1940) Russia – T-34 medium tank the best and most produced tank of World War II[7].

Daniel Axelrod (inv. 1980) USA – Total internal reflection fluorescence microscope.

Glenn Curtiss (1878–1930) USA – aeronautical and aeroengine improvements.

Felix Hoffmann (Bayer) (1868–1949) Germany – Aspirin.

Chester Carlson (1906–1968) USA – Xerography.

Archimedes (c. 287–212 BC) Greece – Archimedes' screw.

Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955) UK – with Robert Cailliau the World Wide Web.

Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655–1731) Italy – piano.

Édouard Michelin (1859–1940) France – pneumatic tire.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Perhaps it is not amiss to remark that the biologist may not hope to solve the ultimate problems of life any more than the chemist and physicist may hope to penetrate the final mysteries of existence in the non-living world. ~ Edmund Beecher Wilson 1856 to 1939 - Geneticist Biologist

The condition of matter I have dignified by the term Electronic THE ELECTRONIC STATE. What do you think of that? Am I not a bold man ignorant as I am to coin words? ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867

Valid criticism does you a favor. - Carl Sagan 1934 to 1996 Astronomer

The uniform character of mathematics is the essence of science for mathematics is the foundation of all exact scientific knowledge. ~ David Hilbert 1862 – 1943 Mathematician

A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727

I have eaten 2/3 of 1/3 of my food ration. 7 remains. How much food did I start with? ~ Cuneiform Babylonian mathematics exercise 1900 – 1600 BC

Nearly 2.5 billion years of prokaryotic cells and nothing else – two-thirds of life’s history in stasis at the lowest level of recorded complexity… Why did life remain at stage 1 for two-thirds of its history if complexity offers such benefits? ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist


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