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VMs: Voynich trivia, was Re: On April 9th 1626
I don't know about Francis Bacon, and I am
not entirely sure what is meant by 'stuffing a
chicken with snow'. Seems pretty harmless to
But for sure, the mathematician 'Boole', whose
name has become attached to logical mathematics,
died a very peculiar death, also realted to
exposure, but this in his own bed.
He was the father of Ethel Voynich, i.e. he would
have been Wilfrid's father in law.
--- Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 19:29 09/04/02 -0700, Dana Scott wrote:
> >I wonder what killed him?
> He probably didn't microwave it thoroughly enough.
> PS: as GC pointed out, the story is almost certainly
> wrong in every respect
> - but that's history for you. :-)
> >Nick Pelling wrote:
> > > "On April 9th 1626, Francis Bacon, Viscount St
> Albans, died as a result of
> > > a deep-freezing experiment. A former Lord
> Chancellor sacked for accepting
> > > bribes as a judge, his essays still feature in
> dictionaries of quotations.
> > > He is also remembered for his theories about the
> Utopian community of
> > > Atlantis -- but it was his interest in
> preserving food which killed him.
> > > While driving in North London, he got out of his
> carriage and stuffed a
> > > chicken with snow. He caught a chill and died
> soon afterwards."
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