Rowan Atkinson *I 6 1955 — The Life You Give

Rowan Atkinson, born Rowan Sebastian Atkinson on born January 6 1955, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is the actor and comedian who delighted television and film audiences with his comic creation Mr. Bean.Atkinson, the son of wealthy Durham farmers, attended Durham Cathedral Choristers’ School. At the University of Newcastle upon Tyne he studied electrical engineering;… Continue reading Rowan Atkinson *I 6 1955 — The Life You Give

Loriot *XI 12 1923 — The Life You Give

German for "Oriole," Loriot was the nom de plume of humorist, actor, writer, and widely popular artist Vicco von Bülow. Born in November of 1923, von Bülow worked under the aforementioned pseudonym for his entire career, creating a number of characters and works that would elevate him to the status of one of Germany's most… Continue reading Loriot *XI 12 1923 — The Life You Give

The Life You Give: Robin Williams *VII 21 1951

Robin Williams, born Robin McLaurin Williams, July 21, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., is the comedian and actor known for his manic stand-up routines and his diverse film performances. He won an Academy Award for his role in Good Will Hunting (1997).Williams’s father, Robert, was an executive for the Ford Motor Company, and his mother… Continue reading The Life You Give: Robin Williams *VII 21 1951

The Life You Give: Hugh Laurie *1959

Hugh Laurie, born James Hugh Calum Laurie, June 11, 1959, in Oxford, England, is comic actor perhaps best known for his role on the television series House (2004–12). Laurie was educated at Eton College and Selwyn College, Cambridge. His father won a gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics as a member of the British… Continue reading The Life You Give: Hugh Laurie *1959

The Life You Give: George Carlin *1937

George Carlin, born George Denis Patrick Carlin, May 12, 1937, in New York, N.Y., U.S.A., is the comedian whose “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” routine led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the right to determine when to censor radio and TV broadcasts.Carlin began working… Continue reading The Life You Give: George Carlin *1937

The Life You Give: Charlie Chaplin *1889

Charlie Chaplin, byname of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (born April 16, 1889, London, England—died December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland), British comedian, producer, writer, director, and composer who is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history.Early life and careerChaplin was named after his… Continue reading The Life You Give: Charlie Chaplin *1889

An evolutionary observation (with a twist)

Over centuries, plants developed the ability to build defenses that would make it unpleasant for the surrounding living creatures to eat them. Those are the herbs and spices in which we find great pleasure today. Those are the same repellents that help us as preventive medicine and cure today. Did we learn to master fire… Continue reading An evolutionary observation (with a twist)