Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hurrah for a little-known scientist: Llewellyn Imbesi!

This just came in from Tom Ciborowski, an old friend who sends great email.

Most of you are probably not aware of the fact that August 13th is the birthday of Llewellyn Imbesi (1854-1928). While he is for the most part unknown, one of his discoveries of nature has been enshrined as "Imbesi's Law for the Conservation of Filth."
"For something to become clean, something else must become dirty."

An interesting note is the fact that in 1937, Merryweather Freeman added the following, known as "Freeman's Extension to Imbesi's Law of the Conservation of Filth."
"Yes, but one can get everything dirty and get nothing clean."
Q.E.D.

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1 comment:

Lanora Mueller said...

These universal laws explain a lot about struggle with certain domestic arts. Too funny!