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« on: 17/04/2010 08:03:22 »
I am among the top 20 most famous scientists who have ever lived. Though I'm not remembered as a geologist I was the first to publish a paper showing that up lift (Rising of the earth that leads to mountains) is associated with earthquakes.

If you're reading this forum you have surly heard of me.
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« Reply #1 on: 20/04/2010 16:27:34 »
Hi Scientist, nice to meet you.
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Oh! Yeah it's time to enter into a new DIMENSION.

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« Reply #2 on: 17/05/2010 08:40:08 »
Apparently you are not getting that this is a game. Sadly it seems that all of you have never heard of my voyage on the HMS Beagle. I was Charles Darwin.

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« Reply #3 on: 17/08/2010 02:03:58 »
Apparently you are not getting that this is a game. Sadly it seems that all of you have never heard of my voyage on the HMS Beagle. I was Charles Darwin.

I hadn't had the opportunity to see the post until now, Eric. I'm sorry I didn't before you gave the answer. You gave excellent clues! Bummer!  [:-'(]

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« Reply #4 on: 21/03/2011 06:44:35 »
Actually, I am agree with the opinion of Mr. Taylor. Though, I am the member of this forum with newly introduced, I already know a lot about this scientist.

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« Reply #5 on: 26/06/2011 12:51:57 »
Here is another: I was a thirteenth child. I spent much of my life as a bigamist. I made some amazing predictions and prophecies. My work has largely dominated a field of science for 140 years (and often appears in classrooms and lecture halls).
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« Reply #6 on: 26/06/2011 20:23:14 »
D.Mendeleev   [;D] and if correct it should be known that different sources indicate that he was either one of 11,13,14 or 17 siblings......

Who am I?  Some of my work involved identifying the killer of silkworms. By body lies beneath an institute named after myself...... who am I?
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« Reply #7 on: 26/06/2011 22:48:11 »
 [;)]
D.Mendeleev   [;D] and if correct it should be known that different sources indicate that he was either one of 11,13,14 or 17 siblings......

Who am I?  Some of my work involved identifying the killer of silkworms. By body lies beneath an institute named after myself...... who am I?

Quite correct; I guess his mother was not as good a mathematician as Dmitri Ilyanovich!  [;)]

One of his less well known, and more remarkable predictions was that young Marie Sklodowska (later Curie) would become a great scientist one day, at a time when a career in science was not a real option for women. (He was a friend of the family).
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« Reply #8 on: 27/06/2011 15:42:07 »
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Some of my work involved identifying the killer of silkworms. By body lies beneath an institute named after myself...... who am I?
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« Reply #9 on: 27/06/2011 17:14:06 »
That's a good one Airthumbs - don't know where I heard that he was involved in silkworms but maybe it was the same place!  I won't write the answer yet so that others can ask a few questions.
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« Reply #10 on: 27/06/2011 19:12:59 »
Did he have something to do with milk?
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« Reply #11 on: 27/06/2011 19:18:24 »
Who was responsible for giving an international standard the name of a Scottish river?
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« Reply #12 on: 27/06/2011 23:39:55 »
Who was responsible for giving an international standard the name of a Scottish river?

I think it was the Scottish engineer Russell (Rusty) MacHinery, who first used the Dee as a term for performance that was barely passable, on the borderline of total failure.
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« Reply #13 on: 28/06/2011 00:05:24 »
Did he have something to do with milk?

Just a little something geezer.  Now that's given the game away!
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« Reply #14 on: 28/06/2011 00:08:49 »
Who was responsible for giving an international standard the name of a Scottish river?

I think it was the Scottish engineer Russell (Rusty) MacHinery, who first used the Dee as a term for performance that was barely passable, on the borderline of total failure.

Are you sure you are not confusing him with his Irish cousin - Bill O'Materials?
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« Reply #15 on: 28/06/2011 00:14:08 »
Did he have something to do with milk?

Just a little something geezer.  Now that's given the game away!

Yeah! I knew it was Professor Beauregard Vine. (Beau to his pals)
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« Reply #16 on: 28/06/2011 10:17:17 »
Did he have something to do with milk?

Just a little something geezer.  Now that's given the game away!

Yeah! I knew it was Professor Beauregard Vine. (Beau to his pals)

I apologise if I am missing some kind of connection here but no, it is not anything to do with the Santa Cruz wine region!  Having done a little research I found a story about the vineyards being weed free! Given the location of this area in California that seems a little off the mark,  [;)]

Having said that I think that part of a certain kind of wine making process would not be possible without the contribution of this scientist.
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« Reply #17 on: 29/06/2011 05:54:25 »
Is Benjamin Franklin under the category of "Scientist"?

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« Reply #18 on: 29/06/2011 07:04:41 »
Benjamin Franklin could certainly be recognised as a scientist. But which of the two balls that are currently juggling are you associating him with?
A lot of people have been hedging around with the silk/milk guy without giving a name. Many know the answer, and it certainly is not Franklin. 
But if Ben was into naming important things after Scottish rivers, then I am really interested to find out the detail. My previous silly reply was really a cop-out because I did not know the answer.
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« Reply #19 on: 29/06/2011 07:16:44 »
as you put it Mr. damocles, I am also unfamiliar with the answer which still leaves me stumped.
for all I could think when you say the word "silkworm killer" is Jeanette Sliwinski...

And pardon my asking if Benjamin Franklin is under the category of "Scientist", for all I know he may have been the one who invented lightning on a kite strung on a keychain.

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« Reply #20 on: 29/06/2011 10:20:44 »
Who was responsible for giving an international standard the name of a Scottish river?

Gonna need a clue - or if this was pun I am not seeing can you let me off the hook please!
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« Reply #21 on: 29/06/2011 16:35:39 »
Who was responsible for giving an international standard the name of a Scottish river?

Was it King David II?
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« Reply #22 on: 29/06/2011 16:57:19 »
A clue:

It was Willie Thomson.

(You're going to hate me for this  [;D])
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« Reply #23 on: 29/06/2011 17:02:37 »
A clue:

It was Willie Thomson.

(You're going to hate me for this  [;D])

I have looked and looked and trawled through countless internet documentation but I still do not have a clue!  Even with the name!  Geezer you are going to have to spell it out including the name of the river?
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« Reply #24 on: 29/06/2011 17:18:20 »
Airthumbs - I reckon once we get the answer we might have to stake Geezer out behind the farting cows when we light up! 


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William Thomson - aka Lord Kelvin

On his ennoblement in honour of his achievements in thermodynamics, and of his opposition to Irish Home Rule,[2][3][4] he adopted the title Baron Kelvin of Largs and is therefore often described as Lord Kelvin. He was the first UK scientist to be elevated to the House of Lords. The title refers to the River Kelvin, which flows close by his laboratory at the university of Glasgow, Scotland.
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« Reply #25 on: 29/06/2011 17:27:54 »
Imatfaal, now that would make a good youtube video,  [;D]  geezer in a pasture, big clue to my question there!
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« Reply #26 on: 29/06/2011 17:43:04 »
The fart would blow "past your eyes" very quickly
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« Reply #27 on: 29/06/2011 17:59:29 »
OK. I cheated a bit. It was William Thomson.
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« Reply #28 on: 29/06/2011 19:14:08 »
pffft! BANG! lol
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« Reply #29 on: 29/06/2011 22:53:57 »

William Thomson - aka Lord Kelvin


Way to go Matthew! You can try that one on your mates at the pub.

On second thoughts, that might not be such a good idea. Wouldn't want to be responsible for starting a alcohol fueled melee!
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« Reply #30 on: 30/06/2011 00:14:50 »
Ok I got one for you and this is going to be very tough, I will give you a massive clue, he is from Italy.  [;D]

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« Reply #31 on: 30/06/2011 00:41:33 »
Gaaaahhhhh... that was so hard... I was very very far off..

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« Reply #32 on: 30/06/2011 01:10:33 »
Ok, another clue, he has something in common with Mozart  [;)]
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« Reply #33 on: 30/06/2011 01:16:19 »
Is he a blind musician?

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« Reply #34 on: 30/06/2011 01:44:15 »
Is he a blind musician?

No....   [;D]
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« Reply #35 on: 30/06/2011 02:04:35 »
Is it my uncle, Amedeo Avogadro?

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« Reply #36 on: 30/06/2011 11:22:04 »
Nice one Dr Junix !
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« Reply #37 on: 30/06/2011 16:15:25 »
Congratulations Dr J. That is absolutely correct, now I believe it's your turn as you got it right.  [;D]
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« Reply #38 on: 07/07/2011 09:07:44 »

Who is this guy? Clue: He is not the inventor of crashing airplanes..

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« Reply #39 on: 07/07/2011 23:45:40 »
He looks a bit like Nostradamus? 
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« Reply #40 on: 08/07/2011 00:43:01 »

Who is this guy? Clue: He is not the inventor of crashing airplanes..


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Spike Milligan?

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« Reply #41 on: 08/07/2011 00:50:26 »
More clues pleases, unless it's Spike.M.  [:D]
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« Reply #42 on: 08/07/2011 01:46:13 »
hahaha no.. it is not Spike M.

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« Reply #43 on: 08/07/2011 01:58:08 »
I know, I know,  [:P]  Ibn al-Haytham  [;D] [;D]  The first true scientist.......

http://evolvingcomplexityii.wordpress.com/category/science/history-science/page/4/
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« Reply #44 on: 08/07/2011 02:01:19 »
Wow... your researching powers amaze me Mr. Airthumbs...

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« Reply #45 on: 08/07/2011 02:02:20 »
I actually mistook Ibn al-Haytham for Bin Laden.. LOL..

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« Reply #46 on: 08/07/2011 02:08:19 »
They do look similar but the beard tends to hide recognisable features making the appearance more generic, but what gave me a clue was that he was wearing something on his head that you intentionally hid. 

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« Reply #47 on: 08/07/2011 02:24:09 »
haha.. I cropped that out, it would be a dead giveaway.. and whats albert einstein doing with his tongue out? is he practicing for a fellatio or sumthing?

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« Reply #48 on: 08/07/2011 02:56:46 »
I think he did not like his picture taken and was hoping to make it unusable.  It had the reverse effect,  [:D]
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« Reply #49 on: 11/07/2011 01:20:48 »
Ain't that photoshopped? Is it a real pciture?