October Squares

The Clever Kind

Sir Humphry Davy,  (born December 17, 1778, Penzance, Cornwall, England—died May 29, 1829, Geneva, Switzerland), English chemist who discovered several chemical elements (including sodium and potassium) and compounds, invented the miner’s safety lamp and became one of the greatest exponents of the scientific method.

KindaSquare is the theme this month as Becky is hoping we might, in the final squares of 2020, encourage and promote kindness.  A year I don’t think any of us will forget in a hurry. If you would like to join in then visit the link.

(…and just in case some of you think this is a rectangle, it is composed of two squares!!)

16 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Well, yes… awfully clever, but I thought we were getting sheep today? I obviously misinterpreted. I seem to be good at that 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      No, my bad. Sheep tomorrow. I may have said that before,, 😂

      1. restlessjo says:

        Baa…. baa! 🤣🤣🐑

  2. margaret21 says:

    That’s a very clever response.

  3. beetleypete says:

    Nice tribute to the miner’s lamp man, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. Graham says:

    I didn’t realize he was from Penzance. Your post led me to read up on him, which was very interesting. My scientific aptitude is such that, after about three careful looks, I realized the photo(s) wasn’t a rectangle.

  5. It’s sad that such a talented and dedicated man lived such a short life.

  6. He was “black-eyed, magnificent, and unstoppable … renowned for his extravagant and explosive demonstrations, for his speaking energy, and for the mesmerising eye contact with which he held audiences spellbound on stage”. I met him in this form in Richard Hamblyn’s “The invention of clouds” where I discovered that science once drew crowds, and was a popular form of entertainment. No comparisons with anything in the present world.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Except for Science teachers 😊

  7. BeckyB says:

    ooh i nearly missed your clever squares masquerading as a rectangle. You and Humphrey really are the clever kind 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Had to have them side by side! I’ll behave from now 😊

      1. BeckyB says:

        You should have seen me trying to work it out . . . . next time I know to scroll down more quickly to see if you have left an explanation!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          If you click on the image you can see the two squares more easily.

        2. BeckyB says:

          That’s what i did eventually and then realised – very clever 🙂

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