Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Aqua Sultan

Abdul Hamid II was one of the last Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, and quite known for his paranoia about losing his power. He got rid of water's chemical formula H2O in chemistry books because he feared that people would think it meant that Hamid the 2nd was nothing. 

13 comments:

Kati said...

What a doofus...

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Cloudia said...

The preoccupations of people who don't have to worry about the normal realities of life invariably invent even more onerous demons!

Another winner, Adam - seriously

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Al Penwasser said...

Shoulda changed his name to "Al Aqua." Then beheaded anyone who gave him any lip.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, really really paranoid

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, he certainly had his own problems...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now THAT'S insecurity!

Christine said...

crazy.

Margaret D said...

My goodness, how insecure was he then!

stephen Hayes said...

I must say he doesn't look too intelligent.

bj said...

What a goofty guy....

Pilar Domínguez said...

Only fools think they can be important closing people´s eyes to the truth. Kisses:)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

ah ah ah OMG....
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Dascha said...

Omg, so crazy!

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