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Bern DibnerBorn 18 Aug 1897; died 6 Jan 1988 at age 90.Ukrainian-American engineer and science historian whoworkedas an engineer during the electrification of Cuba. Realizing the need for improved methods of connecting electrical conductors, in 1924, he founded the Burndy Engineering Company. A few years later, he became interested in the history of Renaissance science. Subsequently, he began collecting books and everything he could find that was related to the history of science. This became a second career as a scholar that would run parallel with his life as a businessman. He wrote many books and pamphlets, on topics from the transport of ancient obelisks, to authoritative biographies of many scientific pioneers, including Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery, and Wilhelm Röntgen, discoverer of the X ray.
Stopped for speeding
Officer: 'You were going at least 75 in a 55-zone.'
Man: 'No Sir, I was going 65.'
Wife: 'Oh, Harry, you were going 80.' (The man gives his wife a dirty look.)
Officer: 'I'm also going to give you a ticket for your broken tail light.'
Man: 'Broken tail light? I didn't know about a broken tail light!'
Wife: 'Oh, Harry, you've known about that tail light for weeks.' (The man gives his wife another dirty look.)
Officer: 'I'm also going to give you a citation for not wearing your seatbelt.'
Man: 'Oh, I just took it off when you were walking up to the car.'
Wife: 'Oh, Harry, you never wear your seatbelt.'
The man turns to his wife and yells, 'SHUT YOUR MOUTH!'
The Officer turns to the woman and asks, 'Ma'am, does your husband talk to you this way all the time?'
The wife says, 'No, only when he's been drinking!!!'