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« Reply #225 on: 25/08/2009 08:29:52 »
Another smart dude from Belgium:

Born at Rebecq in 1838,
improved the ammonia-soda process and got rich of the patents.
Had a chemical plant in Belgium, where Pope John Paul II was employed during World War 2, to avoid deportation to Germany.
Probably most known to host physics conferences with world famous participants like Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr and Shrödinger.
 

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« Reply #226 on: 25/08/2009 08:43:43 »
Genius!

Lemaître that is.

Quite honestly, I didn't think you were referring to me.
 

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« Reply #227 on: 25/08/2009 08:58:04 »
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improved the ammonia-soda process and got rich of the patents.

That must be the Solvay process. So Ernest Solvay.

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Probably most known to host physics conferences with world famous participants like Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr and Shrödinger.

Yes. The 1927 Solvay Conference was the most famous one in which all of the participants you mentioned were present.
 

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« Reply #228 on: 06/09/2009 01:01:58 »
I discovered addition! 


Must be the same person who invented Plus Fours!!!

FOG
 

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« Reply #229 on: 15/09/2009 18:13:48 »
Are you Benjamin Rush
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« Reply #230 on: 16/09/2009 14:02:25 »
I was what people call a polymath, someone who excels or at least contributes to various areas of endeavor.  For example, I attended the American Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. I published the first American textbook on chemistry.  I pioneered education for women by helping to found women’s colleges, and I had no fear of speaking boldly about abolishing slavery.  Professionally, I was a doctor, and I provided Lewis & Clark with a medical kit and taught them about frontier illnesses.  I significantly improved the lives of those unfortunate souls sent to asylums.  Perhaps my most interesting achievement is that I discovered addition!  My contemporaries merely wagged their fingers at drunkards and told them they should drink less.  However, I actually sat down and listened to these unfortunates fellows, and I realized that, somehow, something in the drink caused them to lose control of their senses and that their only hope was to abstain completely.  If you care to see a likeness of me, then look to the logo of the American Psychiatric Association. 



Dr Rush perhaps?
 

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« Reply #231 on: 17/09/2009 06:01:21 »
Yay sweet I get to ask now =D

I am a man of both science and religion. I am highly interesting in the study of electricity. I also invented something called an electroscope. More Importantly... I was most famous for zapping electricity through 200 monks from a monastery tied together in a row using copper wire.
 

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« Reply #232 on: 17/09/2009 07:26:31 »
I was most famous for zapping electricity through 200 monks from a monastery tied together in a row using copper wire.

Genghis Khan!
 

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« Reply #233 on: 17/09/2009 17:06:19 »
Haha I've never considered Genghis to be a man of science!
 

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« Reply #234 on: 19/09/2009 01:18:29 »
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« Reply #235 on: 19/09/2009 02:12:17 »
Too easy.

William Gilbert.

''I am a man of both science and religion. I am highly interesting in the study of electricity. I also invented something called an electroscope. More Importantly... I was most famous for zapping electricity through 200 monks from a monastery tied together in a row using copper wire.''

No?
 

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« Reply #236 on: 19/09/2009 02:16:14 »
^^ Humph...

The above poster got there again. :(

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« Reply #237 on: 19/09/2009 09:24:54 »
AHHH I SCREWED UP! I mixed up the guy i was thinking of and William Gilbert haha. So I'll just Give out the answer. I was Thinking of Jean-Antoine Nollet or Abbe Nollet. so Points to Chemistry4me and Mr. Scientist

Abbe Nollet was a French clergyman and scientist who made his own version of the electroscope. His version i believe used a piece of paper instead of a pithball which Gilbert used. But his most interesting "experiment/show" was to test that current can travel through a mile almost instantaneously. He got 200 monks to hold hands and tied them together with wire then shocked them. All the monks jumped up and twitched in unison
 

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« Reply #238 on: 27/09/2009 13:05:30 »
are you still alive? )))
 

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« Reply #239 on: 29/10/2009 04:53:04 »
Get this one guys........
  Who am I???                       
                            1804-1851, I was a Prussian mathematician, widely considered to be the most inspiring teacher of my time and one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.

        My greatest work was my investigation of elliptic functions, particularly my development of the theta function. Second in importance are my researches in differential equations and rational mechanics......... [O8)] [O8)] [O8)]
 

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« Reply #240 on: 29/10/2009 13:44:09 »
You shouldn't copy your text literally from Wikipedia Yomi ;)

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
 

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« Reply #241 on: 30/10/2009 01:16:42 »
I was a vulcanologist who had a front row seat to this eruption. Unfortunately I never got to publish my findings as I died an instant after broadcasting "Vancouver, Vancouver! This is it!" via my radio. My body was never found. Who knows maybe I'll be fossilized!
 

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« Reply #242 on: 30/10/2009 08:51:18 »
A Vulcanologist eh?

Mr Spock!
 

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« Reply #243 on: 30/10/2009 09:20:03 »
I'd say good guess but it's not! Here's a further hint. I don't know if I died before or after Harry Truman. It doesn't matter because we surely died within seconds of each other.
 

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« Reply #244 on: 30/10/2009 09:47:52 »
I don't think you have quite grasped my meaning.

Vulcanologist - Mr Spock

Volcanologist - David Johnston. Died in the Mt. St. Helen's eruption of 1980.

OK, so it can be spelled either way, but I think since we have 'volcanos' and not 'vulcanos' it really ought to be spelled 'volcanologist'

Hmmm! Now should I have spelled 'spelled' or 'spelt'. Although 'spelled' is the accepted norm, it seems 'spelt' is also acceptable. Sorry, I'm waffling now.


Harry S Truman, incidentally, died in 1972.
 

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« Reply #245 on: 31/10/2009 13:22:48 »
"I thought it was Fred Sanford who called the Queen and said: "Elizabeth, Elizabeth, this is the big one!"   "
Shouldn't that have been HRH Prince Philip?
 

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« Reply #246 on: 10/11/2009 07:38:51 »
Ok I just read this story. Here's a tough one, maybe.
I am an Astronomer who was married to a geologist who worked on the moon rocks in the 1970's. My husband brought home a tiny sample of moon dust for me, which I ate. Thus I'm likely the only astronomer in the world to have eaten part of the moon. To help you guess: I discovered one of the most famous comets of the 20th Century, along with my husband and our friend armature astronomer ________. I am still alive, but sadly my husband is not. The moon dust gift was VERY romantic. Bonus points if you can guess why I ate it.
 

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« Reply #247 on: 10/11/2009 08:45:24 »
Bonus points if you can guess why I ate it.

Some possibilities:-

You had indigestion and thought it might bring some tranquility to your upset stomach.
You are a gastronome who wanted a meal which was 'out of this world'.
You are an alcoholic and thought it was 'moonshine'.
You are just plain loony 'Lunar'.
 

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« Reply #248 on: 10/11/2009 10:18:36 »
no
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« Reply #249 on: 11/11/2009 01:05:14 »
If you read the book then you'd know that people thought exposure to moonlight would help get you pregnant. Shoemaker was her last name.
 

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