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

The chief philosophical value of physics is that it gives the mind something distinct to lay hold of which if you don’t Nature at once tells you you are wrong. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879

We think there is color we think there is sweet we think there is bitter but in reality there are atoms and a void. ~ Democritus c. 460 – c. 370 BC


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

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Jagdish Chandra Bose (1858–1937) India – Crescograph.

Auguste and Louis Lumière (1862–1954 and 1864–1948 resp.) France – Cinématographe.

Sir Henry Cole (1808–1882) UK – Christmas card.

Moritz von Jacobi (1801–1874) Germany/Russia – electrotyping electric boat.

John Bardeen (1908–1991) USA – co-inventor of the transistor.

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

Archibald Low (1882–1956) Britain – Pioneer of radio guidance systems.

Henry Heimlich (born 1920) USA – Heimlich maneuver.

Esther Takeuchi (born 1953) - holds more than 150 US-patents the largest number for any woman in the United States.

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

Igor Spassky (born 1926) Russia – Sea Launch platform.

Akinfiy Demidov (1678–1745) Russia – co-developer of rebar cast iron dome lightning rod (all found in the Leaning Tower of Nevyansk).

Alexander Prokhorov (1916–2002) Russia – co-inventor of laser and maser.

Pavel Cherenkov (1904–1990) Russia – Cherenkov detector.

Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) France – Pascal's calculator.

Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842) UK – Shrapnel shell ammunition.

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

Peter Petroff (1919–2004) Bulgaria – digital wrist watch heart monitor weather instruments.

Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) USA – Invented the modern day light bulb.

Granville Woods (1856–1910) USA – the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That men share in it is among the reasons that Man is the image of God. ~ Johannes Kepler 1571 – 1630 Mathematician and Astronomer

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

God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician

The invention of logarithms came to the world as a bolt from the blue. No previous work had led up to it… It stands isolated breaking in upon human thought abruptly without borrowing from the work of other intellects or following known lines of mathematical thought. ~ John Moulton 1844 – 1921 - Mathematician

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

There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. - Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Astronomer Mathematician

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


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