Monday, April 13, 2009

Bakelite

Do you know who was the inventor of bakelite, this early plastic that revolutionized the world?

Well, on our visit to the Science Museum in London, we went to the exhibition on Plastics, and I discovered that it was a Belgian man by the name of Leo Baekeland!

Your parents' old telephone was probably made of bakelite! So, think of Belgium next time you pick up the phone!

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