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01-17-2016, 07:56 AM (This post was last modified: 01-17-2016 07:59 AM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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Thanks, Roger!

There's a nice humbug - story about George Washington Carver, whom, born into slavery in Missouri in 1864, the Time Magazine in 1941 called "the greatest Negro scientist alive".
Absolutely worth reading about this man's life and achievements:

The following story is not in the Wiki article:

Carver was known for excellent expertise on all animal species. Once his students wanted to cheat and poke fun with him and assembled and "mounted" a "new" insect species from different existing ones. Then they asked him what this one could be. After a look at the "unknown specimen" he asked: "Did it hum?" The students affirmed. "Then it's a hum-bug," said Carver.

BTW - this guy is Sherlock Humbug in the German the German Sesame Street:
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