Why Does Putting a Finger Under Your Nose Stop a Sneeze?

The development of biology is going to destroy to some extent our traditional grounds for ethical belief and it is not easy to see what to put in their place. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 Molecular Biologist

No two electrons in the same state? That is why atoms are so unnecessarily big and why metal and stone are so bulky. (Explaining that atoms are as large as they are because of Wolfgang Pauli’s Principle.) ~ Paul Ehrenfest 1880 – 1933


Why Does Putting a Finger Under Your Nose Stop a Sneeze?

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

Harry Houdini (1874-1926) USA Flight Time Illusion.

Gyula Takátsy (1914–1980) Hungary – first Microtiter plate.

Vasily Andreyev (1861–1918) Russia – standard balalaika.

Lyman Spitzer (1914–1997) USA – Stellarator (physics).

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

Matthew Piers Watt Boulton (1820–1894) UK – aileron.

Zheng He (1371–1433) China – Chinese treasure ship.

Jozef Karol Hell (1713–1789) Slovakia – the water pillar.

Yulii Khariton (1904–1996) Russia – chief designer of the Soviet atomic bomb co-developer of the Tsar Bomb.

Pavel Schilling (1786–1837) Estonia/Russia – first electromagnetic telegraph mine with an electric fuse.

Gerd Binnig (born 1947) together with Heinrich Rohrer (1933–2013) Germany/Switzerland – Scanning tunneling microscope.

Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903–1967) together with Min Chueh Chang (1908–1991) USA/China – Combined oral contraceptive pill.

Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846) UK – lawnmower.

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

Niklaus Wirth (born 1934) Switzerland – Pascal (programming language).

Albert Hofmann (1906–2008) Switzerland – LSD.

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

David L. Mills (born 1938) USA – a.o. Fuzzball router Network Time Protocol.

Heinrich Göbel (1818–1893) Germany – incandescent lamp.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist

The legend that every cipher is breakable is of course absurd though still widespread among people who should know better. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

I believe that new mathematical schemata new systems of axioms certainly new systems of mathematical structures will be suggested by the study of the living world. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician

If your experiment needs statistics you ought to have done a better experiment. - Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937 Physicist

I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650

Find the number such that if the whole of it is added to one-seventh of it the result will be nineteen. ~ The Ahmes Papyrus Ancient Egyptian mathematics problem from c. 2200 BC


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