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

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

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it and then it becomes trivial. ~ Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937


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

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List of inventors!

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

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

Frederick Sanger (1918–2013) USA – Sanger sequencing (= DNA sequencing).

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736) The Netherlands – Fahrenheit temperature scale Mercury-in-glass thermometer.

Pavel Molchanov (1893–1941) Russia – radiosonde.

John Roebuck (1718–1794) UK – lead chamber process for sulfuric acid synthesis.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Italy – conceptualized a helicopter a tank concentrated solar power the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed during his lifetime. Some that were used are an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire.

Émile Baudot (1845-1903) France - Baudot code.

Charles Macintosh (1766–1843) Scotland – waterproof raincoat life vest.

Jonas Wenström (1855–1893) Sweden – three-phase electrical power.

Tadeus Reichstein (1897–1996) Poland/Switzerland – Reichstein process (industrial vitamin C synthesis).

Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974) USA – organ perfusion pump.

Oleg Losev (1903–1942) Russia – light-emitting diode crystadine.

Alexei Krylov (1863–1945) Russia – gyroscopic damping of ships.

Jacques Cousteau (1910–1997) France – co-inventor of the aqualung and the Nikonos underwater camera.

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

John Harington (1561–1612) UK – the flush toilet.

James Henry Greathead (1844–1896) South Africa – tunnel boring machine tunnelling shield technique.

Simon Sunatori (born 1959) Canada – inventor of MagneScribe and Magic Spicer.

John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888–1965) USA – radio control.


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The chemists are a strange class of mortals impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor soot and flame poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. ~ Johann Joachim Becher - 1635 to 1682

Actually everything that can be known has a Number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. - Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC Scientist and Philosopher

This is an era of specialists each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. ~ Rachel Carson 1907 to 1964 - Marine 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

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it and then it becomes trivial. ~ Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937

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

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


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