Thursday, November 05, 2009

Old School Thursday: I'm the Guy Behind the Guy Day

It’s Doughnut Day today – all about alliteration and fried dough. Certainly a day we can all happily celebrate. I mean really, doughnuts. What’s not to like?

In other news, today is all about the inventor. First, today is the birthday of organic chemist Paul Sabatier (1854). Never heard of him? Me neither, but his work in the field of catalytic organic synthesis lead to the margarine, oil hydrogenation, and methanol industries.

Nearly forty years later, in 1893, design engineer Raymond Loewy was born. Among other things, he designed the iconic Coca-Cola bottle.
Loewy and Sabatier – both guys most people have never heard of, but whose contributions have helped shape modern culture. Both guys deserving of a doughnut or two, don’t you think?

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