With Guinness in hand, let us toast the technical advancements of the Irish.
- Robert Manning – Origin of the Manning Equation for describing water flow in channels.
- Robert Boyle – Father of chemistry. So, who was the mother?
- Francis Beaufort – Beaufort scale for indicating wind force.
- George Boole – Boolean algebra. You either love it or you hate it.
- George Stoney – Introduced the idea of the electron.
- John Tyndall – Why is the sky blue?
- Lord Kelvin – Set “infinite cold” to zero.
Let us also wonder how much green dye is used to turn the Chicago River green, or whether phosphorus runoff would achieve the same effect.