Mirror Birthday

Mirror Birthday should be a thing.

Reflect your  lifetime backwards to get perspective on what those years mean.

This year is a fun one for a chemist. I’m 60, so go to my birth year (1957) and look backwards by 60 years to see what was going on in 1897.

1897: the year electrons were discovered, and Dow Chemical was founded

1957: electrons and Dow Chemical were as old as I am right now

And also, the pencil sharpener was patented, as well as the movie projector; the first internal combustion submarine sailed, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” was published; and Oscar Wilde was released from the Gaol Prison.

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