Cyan C 2002 MIT Mystery Hunt


"I'm a big name in this place," your uncle remarked stonily, "I'm like a pillar of this community."
I love fools' experiments. I am always making them.

It is impossible to dissociate language from science or science from language, because every natural science always involves three things: the sequence of phenomena on which the science is based; the abstract concepts which call these phenomena to mind; and the words in which the concepts are expressed. To call forth a concept, a word is needed; to portray a phenomenon, a concept is needed. All three mirror one and the same reality.

Sir, I know not what these machines will be used for, but I am sure that one day you will tax them.

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Discovered PV gas relationship - Discoverer of oxygen
Cartographer who worked with Dufrenoy - Inventor of the blast furnace
Inventor of the dynamometer - Developer of the impulse steam turbine
Performer of Terrella experiment - Inventor of the modern battery
Discovered reversibility in engines - Inventor of the flanged-wheel adhesion locomotive
Performer of double-slit experiment - Inventor of compound lighthouse lens