Sunday Evening Random Fact

Kentucky’s only chemistry Nobel laureate, William Lipscomb, is a regular presenter at the Ig Nobel awards “for achievements that first make people laugh, then make people think.” He’s the guy on the far left in the picture.

He’s now a professor at Harvard. See? People from Kentucky aren’t all bad…



  1. There are two people I like to bring up whenever someone mentions Kentucky stereotypes: Bob Grubbs and George Whitesides. 😉 Sadly, Lipscomb wasn’t born here.


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