Monthly Archives: October 2014

Science Birthdays, October 31

Today is the birthday of Adolf von Baeyer, born in 1835, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the synthesis of indigo in 1905.  He was the first to propose the correct formula for indole in 1869.  He is also famous for his strain theory of triple bonds in small carbon rings.

Sir William Pope, born in 1870.  In 1899 he produced an optically active compound with asymmetric nitrogen but not an asymmetric carbon, proving Vant Hoff’s theory worked for compounds other than carbon.  He worked on developing mustard gas. He died in 1939 at age 69.

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Dog Tip of the Day, October 31

Happy Halloween followers.  Remember chocolate is not that good for dogs and cats.  There will probably be a lot of candy around for the next few days.  Also keep you dogs and cats in tonight unless you are with them.  Cats and dogs can easily sneak out when you are opening the door for those trick or treaters.

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Made in America

Weathertech makes floormates, Made in America.

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Science Birthdays, October 30

Today is the birthday of Kopp Hermann, born in 1817 he wrote a detailed history of chemistry and made the first careful measurements of organic compounds showing that as the carbon chain increases so does the boiling point.

 

10/30/1895      Domagk Gerhard        chemist           Discovered the effects of prontosil on strep infections. Had to withdraw from accepting the Nobel Prize because of Hitler. He died in 1964 at the age of 69

10/30/1900      Granit Ragner             biologist          He showed that individual nerve cells of the retina could distinguish between different wavelengths

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Dog Tip of The Day, October 30

Be careful with the dog around Halloween children.  Some of the costumes and masks could frighten the dog.  Also if you are putting a costume on your dog, the dog might feel threatened or insecure.  Dogs don’t like change and their behavior is unpredictable when put in compromising situations.  Just use common sense and keep your dog in mind.

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Made in America

Winter is coming.  Husky liners are, Made in America. http://www.huskyliners.com.  They make floor mats and trunk liners to protect your carpets.

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Science Birthdays, October 29

Today is the birthday of Carl Djerassi, born in 1923, he discovered the first oral contraceptive pill.

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