If you are raising a large breed of dog, like a German Shepherd or a Rottweiler, don’t let your guard down. These dogs are very strong and can hurt someone within an instant. Even if the dog is not aggressive, dogs react to sudden movements. It is part of being a dog. The dog could sudddenly lunge away, charge out of a door, etc. before you know it. I know people who have had fingers broken because of the way they were holding the leash. You have to anticipate these dogs thoughts at all times.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Today is the birthday of Guillaume Amontons, born in 1663, he invented a new hygrometer in 1687, and improved Galileo’s thermometer in 1695, He should be more famous for Amonton’s Law. Everyone talks about Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law but fail to mention Amonton’s Law, He said that the pressure of a gas increases with increased temperature. He also said in 1702 that if the temperature dropped enough, there would be no pressure, thus an absolute zero. This concept was made known by Lord Kelvin in 1848.
Today is the birthday of Ted Williams, “The Kid”, “The Splendid Splinter”, “Teddy Ballgame”, “The Thumper”, “Mr Red Sox”, “Toothpick Ted” and, because of his hitting prowess, “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”, left fielder for the Red Sox, 1939-1960, 19 time All Star, Hall of Fame 1966
Service dogs, Search and Rescue dogs wear high visibilty vests so people will see them. With hunting season approaching it might be a good idea to get one of these vests or make one so hunters will see it and not shoot at it. It will also make your dog more visible to drivers. The vests usually come with removeable patches so if your dog is not a service, search or police dog, you can get patches that say, do not pet, or please pet, whatever you like.
Today is the birthday of Jacobus Henricus Van’t Hoff, born in 1852, He was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He accounted for the optical activity in carbon compounds by assuming the bonds were directed to the corners of a regular tetrahedron. He also made contributions in kinetics, equilibrium and osmotic pressure. He died in 1911 at age 58
Ernest Rutherford is famous for his gold foil experiment and the hypothesis of a nucleus in the atom. He died in 1937 at age 66
On this day in 1885, Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle. This was also the day in 1898 that the Goodyear tire company was founded.