April 9, 1626

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1626, Sir Francis Bacon died. He has been called the father of empiricism and his works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry and became known as the Baconian method or simply the scientific method. He died of pneumonia, supposedly contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat. He caught a cold from being out in the snow and cold as he was experimenting to see if the snow would act as a preservative for chicken meat. It seems that while cold will preserve chicken, it did not help prolong the Bacon.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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