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    3/14/21 - Scientist (Name or Likeness)
    Kelley Phillips Cox

    Is the namesake and a Tilghman Island native who founded Phillips Wharf Environmental Center in 2005 on property that once served as a seafood packinghouse as part of Cox’s family lineage. Cox’s family includes multi-generations of Chesapeake Bay watermen, with Cox receiving her marine biology degree from Salisbury University in pursuit of her passion for science. Her research and expertise are focused on estuarine aquaculture and the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem, with experience as a project WET certified instructor.
    PWEC’s mission is to encourage, educate, and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences highlighting the Bay’s ecosystem and its inhabitants




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    3/14/21 - Scientist (Name or Likeness)

    Sir Issac Newton

    According to biography.com, Isaac Newton was born prematurely and not expected to survive. His mother abandoned him to a grandmother to run off for several years with a new husband, coming back once he died. Isaac Newton apparently was so bad at farming that he had no other choice but to go back to school. He then was a less-than-stellar student who moonlighted as a waiter and housekeeper. He lost two years of University when Cambridge closed for the Bubonic Plague, but came back stronger than ever (a beacon of hope for today's pandemic students?).

    And then there's the stuff we learned about in science class. Newton may not have actually been hit on the head with an apple, but was inspired by a falling one to understand gravity. He figured out key principles of light and the laws of motion that now bear his name. He also greatly advanced understanding of planetary motion among other achievements. Then after some hard times, breakdowns, and acrimonious scientific battles, he delved into alchemy.
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    (May or may not be the Newtonian street name inspiration)

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    [QUOTE=drevil;209720]3/14/21 - Scientist (Name or Likeness)

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    I find this relatively non-consequential scientist on all of my bike rides, can't seem to ditch her. She's known for a few moderately significant findings about glutamate receptors in the brain.
    https://science.gmu.edu/directory/greta-ann-herin

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    3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights

    On March 15, 270, Saint Nicholas was born. Historians aren't totally sure about the exact date and details of his life because whatever may have been written about him would've been on papyrus or parchment (which isn't as durable as modern paper), plus he lived in a turbulent time in Roman history. However, there are a lot of stories about him on his Wiki page, most notably that he was generous: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas

    On your ride, find Christmas ornaments or lights. "This time of year???", you say? Well, you know that neighbor that loves Christmas and never takes down their string lights, balls, or lawn reindeer? Look for them. They're out there

    Happy hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/14/21 - Scientist (Name)
    Alexandra Harmon-Threatt is an assistant professor at Illinois' Department of Entomology. Her research focuses on pollination ecology. For nearly two decades, she has researched how pollinators respond to disturbances, as well as the role invasive plants have on bee diet and nutrition. In addition, she investigates habitat fragmentation on bee communities and how fire and habitat management impact those communities.
    https://publish.illinois.edu/harmon-threatt/

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    3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights
    My first thought was that I was going to have a parade of Freezing Saddles participants coming by my house. Because I'm one of those people with Christmas lights up all year. I developed a socially distanced entertainment area in my back yard. And one of its features is a carport used as a canopy, with Christmas lights outlining the edges of the roof.

    My next thought was that this was going to be easy. After all, since so many of my hunts had been at night, I'd had plenty of chances to see lights. And the day we were looking for red, yellow, and blue, I had photographed a display of Christmas lights in those colors not far away. So all I had to do was go back there, right?

    Except they either weren't there or were turned off tonight. I went forlornly back and forth, trying to figure out the exact house where I'd seen them. I then contemplated going up to the house and seeing whether I could take a picture of them unlit. However, good sense prevailed, and I decided creeping around someone's yard in the middle of the night was probably not a good idea.

    I then checked out nearby houses. Some of them had wreaths, but they didn't seem to be specifically Christmas wreaths. So I kept biking around the neighborhood.

    Fortunately, the other direction from my house proved more productive. I took several pictures of different ones, but this tree was the most dramatic. The only problem was, I left my bike out of the first photos of it, so I ended up going back to take ones with my bike.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    3/14 - Scientist

    I went with the obvious choice and the giant Albert Einstein statue outside the National Academy of Science.

    Einstein's Theory of Relativity is the backbone for one of my favorite "lesser known" Queen tracks from A Night at the Opera - '39 (and what sort of time travel it allows).

    https://youtu.be/kE8kGMfXaFU



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    I suddenly remembered this hunt at 11:57pm on my way to hains point and this was the first scientist who came to my mind. Knew it would be fruitless to try to find him and get posted in time, but I’m glad others thought of our resident physicist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights
    3/15/2021 -- Christmas ornaments. Here's a mini Christmas tree with mini Christmas ornaments on Cameron Street in Alexandria.

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    3/15 - Christmas lights

    Of course the one day where it would be easier to see lights at night is the one day life has me getting out during the day. Plenty of lights still up, but of the ones I came across, these are the easiest to see during the day. Not easy...but easiest.



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    3/15/21 - Christmas Lights

    Thank goodness for daylight savings time....much easier to go ride in the dark and look for Christmas lights (without having to get out too early).
    I did find a surprising number of them out there; generally subtle vs extravagant.
    Here is one of the better ones I found; In Fairlington area:

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