SNAKE OR GOOSE OR FOOL IN THE CROWD? (Post No.5696)

 

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Date: 24 November 2018

GMT Time uploaded in London –14-41
Post No. 5696

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Lecture anecdotes
On the occasion of a lecture which Charles Lamb was once delivering, a loud hiss emanated from somewhere in the audience. There was an embarrassed silence. Lamb, not turning a hair said,
There are only three things that hiss—
A goose
A snake and A fool.
Come forth and be identified.

Xxxx

Picture of Scheele

UNDESERVED GOT THE AWARD

Scientists anecdotes
When Gustavus III of Sweden was in Paris, a deputation of French scientist s called on him. It congratulated him on the happy fortune, that had given him so great a man as Scheele, the discoverer of Magnesium, as his subject and fellow countryman.
The king, who took small interest in the progress of science, felt somewhat ashamed that he should be so ignorant as never even to have heard of the renowned chemist.

He dispatched a courier at once with the laconic order
‘Scheele is to be immediately raised to the dignity of a count’.
‘His Majesty must be obeyed’, said the prime minister, ‘but who in hell is Scheele?’

A secretary was told to make inquiries.’
He came back with very full information, Scheele is a good sort of fellow, said he, a lieutenant in the artillery, a capital shot, and a first -rate hand at billiards.
The next day the lieutenant became a count, and the illustrious scientist was completely forgotten by King and court.

Xxxx

DESTROYER OF BEAUTY
A botanist found a beautiful plant by the wayside. He sat down to analyse it. He pulled it apart and examined every part under a microscope.
When he had finished, he could tell the colour of the flower, its classification and the number of stamens and pistils and petals and bracts, but the life and beauty and the fragrance were gone.

Xxx

MONKEY LOOKING AT YOU!


They tell the story of a celebrated biologist who tried for months to train a monkey to play ball. As a last resort, he shut up the little creature by itself in a room with a bat and a ball. After some considerable time, had elapsed he finally stooped and peeped through the keyhole. He was disconcerted to find himself starting into an intent brown eye.

Tags- Scheele, Charles Lamb, Training monkeys, scientists

XXXX SUBHAM XXX

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