Life Lessons from Princess Bride (#2)

#2 of 5. The movie — released 31 years ago today — was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016, being deemed as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

On-the-Job Hazards

Of course, we can usually tell more stories about them than they can about us. Remember that, doc!

This Gives Me a Headache

It’s true: Bayer didn’t invent Heroin (generic name: diamorphine), but Bayer chemist Felix Hoffman perfected its manufacture. The head of Bayer’s research department reputedly coined the name Heroin, based on the German heroisch (“heroic, strong”). Hoffman wasn’t trying to make an opiate: he was actually trying to make synthetic cocaine out of morphine. Yeah, really. Heroin … See the Meme