July 6, 1885

On July 6, 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine on young Joseph Meister. Nine-year-old Meister had just been recently bit multiple times by a rabid dog and was waiting to die. Pasteur’s vaccine was administered and Meister lived. In fact, he later became the director of the Pasteur Institute. I’m not saying that vaccines will turn your children into super successful geniuses, but not vaccinating them makes it more probable that they won’t, as its very hard to be a super successful genius when you’re dead.

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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