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A Thank You with Some Fun Facts

 As of this weekend, 100 visitors have explored The Skope!* Thank you I am excited to continue sharing microbial/grad life updates and I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting the blog. To celebrate, I’ve created a short list of 100-themed fun facts:

100 the Centennial (ACADEMIA): The picture above is from the centennial logo of the University of British Columbia. Note the “00” shaped as the infinity symbol. Go Thunderbirds!

100 the Number (MATH): Did you know that 100 is a Leyland number? These numbers, named after mathematical theorist, Paul Leyland, follow the form:                                                                          x^y + y^x where X > 1, Y > 1                                                                                                                    26 + 62 = 100

100 the Gift (HISTORY): 100 years ago today, barrister Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge as a present for his wife Mary. Chubb’s payment: £6,600! Stonehenge_(sun)

100 the Love Song (LITERATURE): TS Elliot publishes The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Other Poems 100 years ago… “Do I dare / Disturb the universe?”

100 the Microbiologist’s 1915 Discovery (SCIENCE): Clara Henriette Hasse published “Pseudomonas citri, the cause of citrus canker” in the Journal of Agricultural Research. Citrus canker causes leaf, fruit, and stem lesions on citrus trees. The infection may also cause citrus fruits to prematurely drop. Until 1915, no one knew what caused this disease. Ms. Hasse’s works helped save the citrus crops in the US.

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Once again, 100 thank yous to all my readers! To get updates on new blog posts, follow The Skope (info on the right-hand sidebar).

*as of publication: 105 visitors, 271 views

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