HUMBUG – NEW INSECT DISCOVERED! (Post No.5700)

Compiled by London Swaminathan

swami_48@yahoo.com

Date: 25 November 2018

GMT Time uploaded in London –8-06 am

Post No. 5700

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SCIENTISTS ANECDOTES

A Cambridge lecturer on the history of chemistry thus describe the celebrated Mr Boyle,
He was a great man; a strong man; he was the father of modern chemistry, and the brother of Earl of Cork.

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I DON’T KNOW ELECTRICITY!

Lord Kelvin, the great physicist once paid an unexpected visit to an extensive electrical plant. He had not disclosed his identity and was shown through the plant by a young foreman who painstakingly explained all the rudiments of electrical science, as here manifested to the great man.

When the tour was completed, Kelvin asked him quietly,
What then is electricity?
His guide was stumped.
No matter, Lord Kelvin said kindly,
That is the only thing about electricity which you and I do not know..

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NEW INSECT DISCOVERED- HUMBUG


The great naturalist Charles Darwin, was once approached by two small boys of the family whose guest he was.
They had caught a butterfly, a centipede, and a grass hopper.
Taking the centipede s body, the butterfly s wings, the beetle s head and the grasshoppers legs, they had glued them together to make an alarming and original insect.

We caught this bug in the field, they said innocently.
What kind of a bug is it Mr Darwin?
Darwin examined it with great solemnity.
Did you notice whether it hummed when you caught it,boys? He asked gravely.
Yes sir, they answered , trying to conceal their mirth
Just as I thought, said Darwin, it is a humbug.

FROM THE DICTIONARY—-

HUMBUG noun

  1. 1.

deceptive or false talk or behaviour.

“his comments are sheer humbug”

synonyms: hypocrisy, hypocritical talk/behaviour, sanctimoniousness, posturing, cant, empty talk; More

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verb

  1. 1.

deceive; trick.

“poor Dave is easily humbugged”

synonyms: deceive, trick, delude, mislead, fool, hoodwink, dupe, hoax, take in, beguile, bamboozle, gull, cheat; More

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USELESS DOCTOR!

The wife of the great physicist Robert A Millikan, happened to pass through the hall of her home in time to hear her maid answer the telephone,
Yes, Mrs Millikan overheard,
This is where Mr Millikan lives, but he is not the kind of doctor that does anybody any good.

Tags- Millikan, Darwin, Humbug, Boyle, Kelvin

XXXX SUBHAM XXXX

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