Sunday, April 3, 2011

I do like Google

According to Google, (and it is one of the new New Testament's isn't it?) today is the 119th birthday of the first documented icecream sundae. I wonder did they eat it or just document it. If the discovery had been made here, it would probably have melted before it was documented. Or it may have washed away.

And, last Thursday was the 200th birthday of Robert Bunsen. I would think that anyone who used a science laboratory at school would remember the Bunsen burner. Robert was the co-inventor of the device. He will be remembered for that, whereas he made many significantly more important contributions to science. You can look him up. I am not sure if Robert had a sundae at his birthday party, but I do wonder if he had enough puff to blow out a Bunsen candle.

Well that's it really, isn't it - icecream and a puff of blue smoke?