Why Does Pepper Make You Sneeze?

In our work we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough and miss important physics or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us. ~ Murray Gell-Mann b. 1929

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


Why Does Pepper Make You Sneeze?

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Hans Christian Gram (1853–1938) Denmark / Germany – Gram staining (histology).

Georgy Gause (1910–1986) Russia – gramicidin S neomycin lincomycin and other antibiotics.

Raymond Kurzweil (born 1948) Optical character recognition; flatbed scanner.

Mikhail Tikhonravov (1900–1974) Russia – co-developer of Sputnik 1 (the first artificial satellite) together with Korolyov and Keldysh designer of further Sputniks.

Ladislas Starevich (1882–1965) Russia/France – puppet animation live-action/animated film.

Fedor Tokarev (1871–1968) Russia – TT-33 semiautomatic handgun and SVT-40 self-loading rifle.

Corliss Orville Burandt USA – Variable valve timing.

John Heysham Gibbon (1903–1973) USA – Heart-lung machine.

Jamshīd al-Kāshī (c. 1380–1429) Persia/Iran – plate of conjunctions analog planetary computer.

David Schwarz (1852–1897) Croatia – rigid ship later called Zeppelin.

Jack Kilby (1923–2005) USA – patented the first integrated circuit.

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

Shintaro Uda (1869–1976) together with Hidetsugu Yagi (1886–1976) Japan – Yagi-Uda antenna.

Jean-Joseph Etienne Lenoir (1822–1900) Belgium – internal combustion engine motorboat.

Samuel Morey (1762–1843) USA – internal combustion engine.

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973–1025) Japan – psychological novel.

Lloyd Groff Copeman (1865–1956) USA – Electric stove.

Ed Seymour (inv. c. 1949) USA – Aerosol paint.

Forrest Parry (1921–2005) USA – Magnetic stripe card.

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) The Netherlands – development of the microscope.


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