He's the Patron Saint of the Germaphobes


Born today was Joseph Lister.
Had 3 brothers and a sister.
Never one to be dyspeptic,
Inventor of the antiseptic.

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  • Based on the headline, I thought this was going to be an ode to St. Howie of Mandel, Canada.

  • Gotcha!

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:


    *Also implied by the headline.

  • Hence Listerine? Well done!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Thanks, Weather Girl. You might also like a MarkTwain quote I heard one of Tom Skillings' guests give yesterday in discussing global warming: "Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get."

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