Why are we Ticklish?

But though the professed aim of all scientific work is to unravel the secrets of nature it has another effect not less valuable on the mind of the worker. It leaves him in possession of methods which nothing but scientific work could have led him to invent. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879

What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician


Why are we Ticklish?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Jozef Murgas (1864–1929) Slovakia – inventor of the wireless telegraph (forerunner of the radio).

Josef Ressel (1793–1857) Czechoslovakia – ship propeller.

Federico Faggin (born 1941) Italy – microprocessor.

Rachel Fuller Brown (1898–1980) USA – Nystatin the world's first antifungal antibiotic.

Dean Kamen (born 1951) USA – Invented the Segway HT scooter and the IBOT Mobility Device.

Mutsuo Sugiura (1918–1986) China – Esophagogastroduodenoscope.

Josephine Cochrane (1839–1913) USA – dishwasher.

William George Armstrong (1810–1900) UK – hydraulic accumulator.

William Morrison (dentist) (1860–1926) USA – a.o. Cotton candy machine.

Arthur Wynne (1862–1945) UK – creator of crossword puzzle.

Petro Prokopovych (1775–1850) Ukraine/Russia – early beehive frame queen excluder and other beekeeping novelties.

David Brewster (1781–1868) United Kingdom – Kaleidoscope.

George Westinghouse (1846–1914) USA – Air brake (rail).

Hasan al-Rammah (fl.1270s) Syria – rocket-propelled torpedo.

Christopher Cockerell (1910–1999) UK – Hovercraft.

Gerhard Sessler (born 1931) Germany – foil electret microphone silicon microphone.

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754–1785) France – Rozière balloon.

Edwin H. Land (1909–1991) USA – Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera.

Marcel Kiepach (1894-1915) Croatia - dynamo maritime compass that indicates north regardless of the presence of iron or magnetic forces.

James Homer Wright (1869–1928) USA – Wright's stain (histology).


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist

Dr. Ikemoto repeatedly told me that we should not perform research that simply reproduced somebody else’s results. Rather we should do something unique and new. ~ Shinya Yamanaka 1962 to Present - Stem Cell Biologist

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742 to 1799 Physicist

Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist

Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist

Biology is the study of the complex things in the Universe. Physics is the study of the simple ones. ~ Richard Dawkins 1941 – present - Evolutionary Biologist

A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist


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