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#4301 2014-08-01 00:20:04

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The Answer #5269 (Roger Bacon) is perfect. Excellent!

The Answer #5270 : Daniel Rutherford.

#5271. Name the British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice, one of only two people to have done so in the same category (the other is John Bardeen in Physics), the fourth person overall with two Nobel Prizes, and the third person overall with two Nobel Prizes in the sciences. In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin". He shared half of the chemistry prize "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids".

#5272. Name the Scottish obstetrician and an important figure in the history of medicine. He discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use. Sir Humphry Davy used the first anaesthetic in 1799, nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Robert Liston's ether was initially dismissed as an anaesthetic because it irritated the lungs of the patients. In 1847, he discovered the properties of chloroform during an experiment with friends in which he learnt that it could be used to put one to sleep.


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#4302 2014-08-01 02:03:02

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#4303 2014-08-01 23:50:30

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5271 - Frederick Sanger and #5272 - James Young Simpson.

The Answer #5272 is correct. Brilliant!

#5273. Name the  American pharmacologist and biochemist born in Burlingame, Kansas. Sutherland won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1971 "for his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones," especially epinephrine, via second messengers, namely cyclic adenosine monophosphate, or cyclic AMP.

#5274. Name the Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb". He made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy and surface physics. He immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, and was an early member of the Manhattan Project charged with developing the first atomic bombs. During this time he made a serious push to develop the first fusion-based weapons as well, but these were deferred until after World War II.


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#4304 2014-08-01 23:54:11

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#4305 2014-08-02 00:29:10

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The Answers : Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr. (#5273) and Edward Teller (#5274).

The Answer #5274 is correct. Marvelous!

#5275. Name the was an Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s. In 1774, he became a professor of physics at the Royal School in Como. A year later, he improved and popularized the electrophorus, a device that produced static electricity. His promotion of it was so extensive that he is often credited with its invention, even though a machine operating on the same principle was described in 1762 by the Swedish experimenter Johan Wilcke. In the years between 1776–78, he studied the chemistry of gases. He discovered methane after reading a paper by Benjamin Franklin of America on "flammable air", and he searched for it carefully in Italy. In November 1776, he found methane at Lake Maggiore, and by 1778 he managed to isolate methane.

#5276. Name the  French surgeon of Russian extraction who gained fame for his technique of grafting monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men for purportedly therapeutic purposes while working in France in the 1920s and 1930s. The technique brought him a great deal of money, although he was already independently wealthy. He was     known for Multi-species tissue transplants.


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#4306 2014-08-02 06:07:45

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4307 2014-08-02 14:56:51

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The Answers #5275 (Alessandro Volta) and #5276 (Serge Voronoff) are correct. Remarkable, bobbym!

#5277. Name the  Italian merchant traveller from Venice whose travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, who travelled through Asia, and met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet him for the first time.

#5278. Name the Englishman knighted in 1894, developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known after him. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. He was a qualified teacher and taught at a private school he founded in Wotton-under-Edge - The British School, Wotton-under-Edge. He was also the vice president of the Vegetarian Society.


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#4308 2014-08-02 21:49:57

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4309 2014-08-02 23:09:25

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The Answer #5277 (Marco Polo) is correct. Excellent!

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#5279. Name the French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.

#5280. Name the British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 1945–1946, and was a professor at the London School of Economics from 1926 to 1950. He first promoted pluralism, emphasizing the importance of local voluntary communities such as labour unions. After 1930 he shifted to a Marxist emphasis on class conflict and the need for a workers' revolution, which he hinted might be violent. His position angered Labour leaders who promised a nonviolent democratic transformation.


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#4310 2014-08-02 23:11:31

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4311 2014-08-03 03:10:11

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#5281. Name the Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. He was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century.

#5282. Name the  American writer who was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, gender, surrealist free association and mysticism, always distinctly about and expressive of the real-life person and yet also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939)
and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949–59), all of which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris, and all of which were banned in the United States until 1961.


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#4312 2014-08-04 00:20:05

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#5283. Name the  Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist (born 5 January 1932). He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written further novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before).

#5284. Name the German Jewish physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and chemotherapy. (14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915) He invented the precursor technique to Gram staining bacteria. The methods he developed for staining tissue made it possible to distinguish between different type of blood cells, which led to the capability to diagnose numerous blood diseases.


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#4313 2014-08-04 00:23:25

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4314 2014-08-05 00:18:27

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5283 (Umberto Eco) and #5284 (Paul Ehrlich) are correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#5285. Name the American chemical company that was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill. It was the world's third largest chemical company based on market capitalization and ninth based on revenue in 2012. In the twentieth century, they developed many polymers such as Vespel, neoprene, nylon, Corian, Teflon, Mylar, Kevlar, Zemdrain, M5 fiber, Nomex, Tyvek, Sorona and Lycra.

#5286. Name the full name of  was a Scottish inventor (5 February 1840 – 23 October 1921); he was one of the founders of the rubber company that bore his name, Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company.


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#4315 2014-08-05 01:05:32

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4316 2014-08-05 19:04:54

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, commonly referred to as DuPont (#5285) and John Boyd Dunlop (#5286).

Both the Answers are correct. Neat work, bobbym!

#5287. Name the English engineer, best known as the inventor of the hovercraft (4 June 1910 – 1 June 1999).

#5288. Name the full name of the American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his discovery of the Compton effect (September 10, 1892 – March 15, 1962). He is also known for his leadership of the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory. He served as Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1945 to 1953.


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#4317 2014-08-05 19:34:18

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4318 2014-08-05 23:37:33

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The Answers : Christopher math (#5287) and Arthur Holly Compton (#5288).

The Answer #5288 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#5289. Name the American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", he is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books.

#5290. Name the English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.


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#4319 2014-08-06 02:42:36

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4320 2014-08-06 23:57:59

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The Answers Noam Chomsky (#5289) and Agatha Christie (#5290) are correct! Fantastic, bobbym!

#5291. Name the French statesman who led the nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic. He served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.

#5292. Name the retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, she was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. She has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. She retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.


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#4321 2014-08-07 01:18:39

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4322 2014-08-07 15:07:59

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The Answers : #5291 - Georges Clemenceau and #5292 - Eileen Collins.

The Answer #5291 is correct. Remarkable!

#5293. Name the English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, he was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life. After undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, he became an independent puritan, taking a generally (but not completely) tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period.

#5294. Name the British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the tube in his name. He was the inventor of the  radiometer in his name, which today is made and sold as a novelty item. He is known for Thallium. He investigated the properties of cathode rays, showing that they travel in straight lines, cause fluorescence in objects upon which they impinge, and by their impact produce great heat.


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#4323 2014-08-07 20:20:39

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4324 2014-08-08 00:11:02

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The Answer #5293 (Oliver Cromwell) is correct. Brilliant!

The Answer #5294 : Sir William Crookes.

#5295. Name this Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his fairy tales. His popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.

#5296. Name the English actress whose career spanned 48 years. Stardom came in 1934 when she played Juliet in a legendary production of Romeo and Juliet, at the New Theatre, in which Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud alternated in the roles of Romeo and Mercutio. She and Gielgud would later be acclaimed as Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, which they played together a number of times, including a London engagement and European tour for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1955 (she also played Cordelia to his King Lear during that tour).


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#4325 2014-08-08 02:25:34

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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