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20 October 2009 @ 02:16 am
Francis Bacon was born in 1561 and died in 1626 performing an experiment to prove that ice stuffed in a chicken would preserve the chicken. I found this particularly ironic and entertaining. This poem emerged.

There was once was a man we called Bacon,
Who believed Church views were mistaken.
He thought science was shakin’,
Should not be forsaken:
Observations were there for the makin’.

Unfortunate to say Bacon had his way
For he was found one day, prey
To his own scientific display.
It is safe to say he wasn’t astray
In thinking that ice held sway:
The chicken preserved; nay,
It is Bacon’s body found left to decay.

Clearly my study methods are incredibly strange. But there, you learned something about ice preservation and a man ironically named Bacon who supported scientific experimentation and died proving chicken stored well 'cold turkey!'

I swear I'm finishing these notes and going to sleep...

P.S. I am also clearly insane because I sent it to my professor, knowing he has a dry sense of humour and says things like "hot topic" about Copernicus and the sun and "it's a photograph" about a picture of the Great Fire of London.
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ubiquitousmixieubiquitousmixie on October 20th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)

your poem has me laughing hysterically. i love it. i really needed that smile tonight :)
Kiwi Crocus: Mary McDonnell || Laugh out loud!cranky__crocus on October 20th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I'm so very glad my poem drew a smile and laughter! That's certainly what it's there for. :P It definitely made my notes more interesting. I'm sure I won't be forgetting Bacon any time soon. And I'll remember Galileo from the lovely song I enjoy singing and will have perpetually in my head through this course. And Copernicus from the "hot topic" joke!

...I think humour seems to be the way for me to remember things! So clearly I needed it too!

I'm glad we got to share a laugh and smile. :) Hope you're doing better!
ubiquitousmixieubiquitousmixie on October 20th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
humor is definitely the best way to remember things!

i'm pretty sick still, but it's nice to be able to have a laugh to pull me out of my funk! :)
Kiwi Crocus: GA's || Arizona Robbins || Pleasant smilcranky__crocus on October 20th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Last year people used to come for me for my ridiculous acrostics for memorisation. Most of them, of course, were highly dirty--but the best way to remember them! I don't think anyone got the steps of cell reproduction once they'd heard my acrostic. :P

Ick on the Sick! I've just got Freshers' Flu, so I'm doing pretty well, but even just the mild sickness is a bit of a bummer. Yay stepping out of The Funk for a minute or two! I'm so very happy to hear that. :)