The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
John Dalton (1766 - 1844) As a Quaker “dissenter”, not allowed a university education As a scientist, a pioneer in experimental chemistry & atomic theory _________________________________
IMAGE Dalton collecting Marsh-Fire Gas [Manchester town hall mural] IMAGE Two pages from John Dalton’s 1808 book A New System of Chemical Philosophyin which he proposed his version of atomic theory based on scientific experimentation.
The five main points of Dalton’s atomic theory
Elements are made of extremely small particles called atoms.
Atoms of a given element are identical in size, mass, and other properties; atoms of different elements differ in size, mass, and other properties.
Atoms cannot be subdivided, created, or destroyed.
Atoms of different elements combine in simple whole-number ratios to form chemical compounds.
In chemical reactions, atoms are combined, separated, or rearranged.
In honor of Dalton’s work, many chemists and biochemists use the (as yet unofficial) unit dalton(abbreviated Da) to denote one atomic mass unit, or 1/12 the weight of a neutral atom of carbon-12.
The unified atomic mass unit (symbol: u) or dalton (symbol: Da) is the standard unit that is used for indicating mass on an atomic or molecular scale (atomic mass).
One dalton [or one unified atomic mass unit] is approximately the mass of a nucleon and is equivalent to 1 g/mol. It is defined as one twelfth of the mass of an unbound neutral atom of carbon-12 in its nuclear and electronic ground state,
Beards! Yes, Science is on the side of the Beard! Read Article Here. Here’s a few words from the article.
Gentlemen, they’re not just for hipsters and the homeless
any more. While both dead sexy and totally awesome, beards are also a boon
to your overall health. Researchers discovered that men with beards and
moustaches actually enjoy numerous benefits including, but not limited to,
A study from the University of Southern Queensland, published in the
Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal, found that beards block 90 to 95
percent of UV rays, thereby slowing the aging process and reducing the risk
of skin cancer. Got asthma? Pollens and dust simply get stuck in that
lustrous facial hair. Additionally, all that hair retains moisture and
protects against the wind, keeping you looking young and fresh-faced.
What’s more, shaving is usually the cause of ingrown hairs and bacterial
infections that lead to acne.