Happy birthday to Britton Chance, born on this day (July 24) in 1913, who lived a very full 97 years.
Chance earned degrees in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biology and Physiology from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University. During World War II, he worked in MIT’s Radiation Laboratory. He spent most of his career affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, lead the Johnson Foundation for over three decades, and built an international network of collaborators (including many former post-docs). Chance authored over a thousand papers. His early research concerned enzyme-substrate compounds; later work focused on medical diagnostics, including magnetic resonance spectroscopy. His interest in instrumentation was driven, in part, by an eagerness to see his work approved for clinical use.
In 1952, Chance won Olympic gold as a sailor on the Complex II (possibly the only Olympic vessel named after an enzyme compound). Yachting was a lifelong passion and source of inspiration: Chance’s first patent was for an automatic steering device. He raised a pack of children, famously biked to work, and continued pursuing the research he loved until the very end of his life.
After 3 months of glitchy websites and deliberation, the Percy Jackson Greek Godly Parent Quiz is finally complete. 33 questions long, and inspired by Pottermore and Golden Compass quizzes, take the quiz to find out which is your Greek godly parent/patron. The results include the 12 Olympians and Hades, and shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes.
I can edit the quiz anytime I like, so please spread the word and I am open to any feedback and comments at any time. You can leave them in the tags or send a message to me directly!
Quiz Link : You can take the quiz here, and you can find the link on my sidebar as well.
Alternate Link: If the above doesn’t work, I’ve embedded the quiz onto my blog over here.
Update - All Quiz Results (only on computer sorry): I’ve created a slideshow with all the results, so if you don’t identify with one, you can read them all and see which one suits you! Because this is a page on my blog, it might not show up on mobile, sorry!
Holy crap! Finally finished, and here’s the masterpost! I’ve had so much fun with all of these. It was a great exercise in character design and I really got into it (lol originally I was only going to do Hera and Zeus). Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement on this project!
Now onto the next!
(also sorry because I know I’ve been spamming you with the last ones all day)